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House Speaker J. Alex Tyler



“Our Task Is Challenging But Imperative,” Speaker Tyler

By Prince Nagbe, LINA

GBARNGA, March 31 (LINA) -House Speaker J. Alex Tyler says the task of the National Legislature in the constitutional review process is challenging but that the necessity to make relevant changes in the constitution is imperative.

Speaker Tyler noted that having been briefed and instructed by the people through their proposals, the Legislature is now under obligation to frame their proposals into a form and manner which will be presented in a timely schedule of amendments for them to accept or reject.

He believes that the Liberian people cannot and will not get all they are asking for as some of the proposals submitted by them seem to contravene the basic fundamental rights of others and as such, should be seriously looked at, adding: “We must learn to give and take.”

Speaker Tyler made the assertion Monday at the start of a four-day Constitutional Review Conference in Gbarnga, Bong County.

He cited one of the clauses being proposed, which states that a presidential candidate must hold a Master’s Degree as one which he believes poses problems to a citizen’s fundamental right enshrined in several international conventions and protocols to vote or be voted for.

The Speaker also cited the proposal calling for the Chief Justice to be elected after every four election years as something that has the propensity to subject the Chief Justice to political influence, social pressure and economic vacillations and that such proposal be given a keen look.

He also pointed out that the issue of one group of people in one district in a county to be calling for the country to return to a Christian state while another group from the same district is calling for the establishment of Muslim national holidays is something that he thinks is rooted with illogicalities.


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