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Rigid Security Protocol At National Legislature
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Rigid Security Protocol At National Legislature
By Wilfred Gortor

MONROVIA, August 11 (LINA) – Officers of the Police Support Unit (PSU) of the Liberia National Police were Thursday carrying out rigid security screening at the Capitol Building in Monrovia, the seat of National Legislature.

This comes amidst calls by some lawmakers for House Speaker J. Alex Tyler to recuse himself from presiding over Plenary Sessions.

Dozens of riot police barricaded the front and back gates of the building while some in riot gears were also deployed in the corridors and rotunda of the Capitol Building.

It is not yet clear what necessitated the deployment as police authorities have declined to comment.

It can be recalled that 39 members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday signed an eight-count resolution calling on Speaker Tyler to recuse himself from presiding over the body in the wake of his recent criminal indictment by the Grand Jury of Montserrado County.

Prior to reading of the petition in which they accused Tyler of misdeeds, several onlookers flooded the rotunda and created an uncomfortable scene marked by jeering and invectives against those calling for Tyler’s recusal.

However, the huge police presence at the Capitol did not go down well with some lawmakers, as Nimba County Representative Garrison Yealue told journalists earlier that the House can perform its duties without the huge security presence.

Yealue, a supporter of Speaker Tyler, claimed that the presence of the police is a “scare tactics” manipulated by those against the Speaker.




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