Once ‘Best Friends’ Now Worst Enemies – Speaker Tyler, President Sirleaf Humor

L/R: Indicted Speaker Tyler and President Sirleaf at one of their best days
L/R: Indicted Speaker Tyler and President Sirleaf at one of their best days

As the drama to remove Speaker J. Alex Tyler by his colleagues from his position following his indictment by the Global Witness report on bribery scandal from the Stable Mining continue to widen, the friendship that once existed between the Executive and the head of the House of representatives seems to be eroding slowly as each other are reportedly keeping ‘Speech’

What is not actually clear on the current state of affairs between Speaker Tyler and the Liberian Chief Executive is whether their closed relationship as kinsmen from the same county has unceremoniously ended at the dismay of many of their ‘former’ admirers.

Sources closed to the office of the indicted House Speaker, Alex Tyler noted that the nightmare of the Speaker’s colleagues at the House of Representatives to call for his recusal was initiated by the executive, stressing “This ‘4G Speed’ by the anti-Tyler bloc to request for his recusal is coming from the executive,” our sources speaking to the GNN noted.

With this insinuation from our source, observers believed the defiant on the part of the indicted House Speaker not to adhere and agree with his colleagues to recuse himself from presiding over session could likely be he want to show his might among his legislative colleagues, another source in a chat with the GNN said.

Already some supporters of the indicted House Speaker’s political party, the Liberia People’s Democratic Party (LPDP) are said to be murmuring over the current situation involving their political leader, a situation many of them say is bothering them.

“We hope our political leader will see reasons to abandon his defiant tactics and focus on his political party; he will still be the Representative of the people of his home County, Bomi County, why can’t he forget about this one Speakership and focus,” Aaron Goll, a man who claimed to be one of the supporters of the LPDP in a chat with our staff noted.

In a related development, the National Traditional Council of Liberia is reportedly doing all in its powers to see how best the crisis between both blocs in the House can be resolved.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.