Bomi County Senator Sando Johnson
Senate Helped Push Tyler’s Recusal - Johnson
By Ballah M. Kollie
MONROVIA, September 2 (LINA) – A member of the Liberian Senate says the upper House was influential in ensuring that House Speaker Alex Tyler recused himself from presiding over the lower House amidst a leadership crisis.
Bomi County Senator Sando Johnson, speaking via mobile phone on the “Bumper Show” on ELBC, said the night before Thursday’s recusal pronouncement, a committee of 12 Senators met and pleaded with Speaker Tyler to step aside for the good of the country and its people.
“I just want to use this medium to inform the Liberian people that the 12 Senators made the difference and were able to bring us to where we now find ourselves as a nation and people,” he indicated.
Senator Johnson extolled Speaker Tyler for yielding to the advice of the committee of senators.
The leadership crisis which engulfed the House of Representatives for about two months potentially stalled the holding of regular sessions, passage of crucial bills, discussion of development agendas as well as the passage of the 2016/17 National Budget.
Johnson is optimistic that Speaker Tyler’s recusal will lead the way for the return of normalcy at the lower House.
He refuted allegations that the Liberian Senate took side in the leadership crisis by supporting the Speaker, clarifying that the Senate was acting in keeping with the law.