Montserrado County District #6 Representative, Edwin Melvin Snowe
House Majority To Push For Speaker Tyler’s Removal, Says Snowe
By Ballah M. Kollie
MONROVIA, September 2 (LINA) - Montserrado County District #6 Representative, Edwin Melvin Snowe, has said despite House Speaker J. Alex Tyler’s decision to recuse himself from presiding over plenary, the majority bloc will continue to push for his removal from the post.
“Even before his announcement, he had already been rescued (by a resolution of the majority),” he noted.
Snowe made the disclosure Thursday on ELBC’s “Bumper Show” via telephone from Nigeria.
He alleged that Speaker Tyler made startling allegations against majority members of the House coupled with the situation that reduced the House to public ridicule and spread division among staffers of the lower House.
He said while majority members are zealous to do the people’s work, they will not take lightly pronouncements by Tyler that the majority members were induced to seek his recusal.
Snowe is, however, optimistic that discussions on the National Budget and other bills and development agenda before the House will continue.
He said the saga at the lower House has stalled many development agendas, including the expanded electrification project that should have gone to Bomi County and the road condition, vowing to place all of these before the plenary for discussion.
For over a month majority members, comprising some 39 members, signed a resolution calling for the recusal of Speaker Tyler as presiding officer after he was indicted on criminal charges.
His refusal to rescue himself saw the House embroiled in a long running leadership battle that brought the lower House and the entire National Legislature to a near standstill.
Tyler finally announced his recusal Thursday at a press briefing at the Capitol Building.