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Snowe vows to push for Tyler’s removal, despite…

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Montserrado County District #6 Rep. Edwin Snowe
Montserrado County District #6 Rep. Edwin Snowe

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Montserrado County Representative, Edwin Snowe, says despite House Speaker Alex Tyler’s decision to recuse himself, the Majority Bloc of the Lower House will continue pushing for his removal.

Representative Snowe said: “Even before his pronouncement, he had already been recused.”

The Montserrado County District #6 Representative made the statement Thursday, September 1, 2016 on the ELBC’s “Bumper Show” via telephone from Nigeria.

“Speaker Tyler had made startling allegations against majority members of the Lower House, coupled with the situation that has reduced the House to public ridicule and spread division among staffers of the House,” Representative Snowe alleged.

He further noted: “While majority members are zealous to doing the people’s work, they will not take lightly pronouncements by Speaker Tyler that the majority members were induced to seek his recusal.” 

The Montserrado County lawmaker is, however, optimistic that discussions on the National Budget, other bills, and development agenda that are before the House will continue.

He emphasized: “The saga at the Lower House has stalled many development programs, including the expanded electrification project that should have been extended to Bomi County and the Monrovia-Tubmanburg road condition.

Representative Snowe then vowed to place all of these projects on the floor for plenary’s discussion.

For over a month, majority members, comprising some 39 Representatives, signed a resolution calling for the recusal of Speaker Tyler as presiding officer following his indictment on corruption charges.

His refusal to rescue himself saw the House embroiled in a long running leadership battle that brought the House of Representatives and the entire National Legislature to a near standstill.

Speaker Tyler finally announced his recusal Thursday at a press briefing at the Capitol Building in Monrovia.



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