- Search Results
 
 
House Removes Tyler As Speaker
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2016

Capitol Building

 

House Removes Tyler As Speaker
By Wilfred Gortor

MONROVIA, September 27 (LINA) - Plenary of the House of Representatives has adopted a resolution signed by 49 members calling for the removal of House Speaker Alex Tyler.

The resolution to remove Tyler was surprisingly signed by Montserrado County Representatives Solomon George and Saah Joseph as well as Garrison Yealue
of Nimba County.

The three lawmakers, who were all present in session on Tuesday during the adoption of the resolution, have over the past months pledged their loyalty to Tyler on grounds that they were upholding the deity of constitutionality.

But in the resolution, the lawmakers contended that the decision to remove Tyler is predicated upon the backdrop that he is faced with a criminal indictment occasioned by his alleged involvement in acts of bribery unveiled by a Global Witness report released in May this year.

According to the resolution, the Speaker’s removal is also a result of his alleged violation of the rules and ethics of the House by disrespecting its members, thereby bringing the body into disrepute.

It says the resolution to unseat Tyler was informed by the House Committee on Rules, Order and Administration following its report to the body to investigate several complaints filed by two members of the House against Tyler.

The resolution states that the decision by the signees is backed by Article 49 of the Liberian Constitution as well as Rule 9.1 of the House Standing Rules, which calls for a two-thirds majority to effect the removal for a cause, of the Speaker and other members of the House leadership.

Earlier, the Committee on Rules, Order and Administration, having conducted an investigation into complaints filed by two members of the House against Tyler, ruled that the Speaker be removed from his post.
LINA WSG/TSS/PTK

latest headlines
GC Recommends Absentee Balloting
The Governance Commission (GC) has called for the inclusion of provisions in the elections law for absentee voting and the establishment of polli ...more
Liberian Red Cross Volunteer Gets Top Int’l Award
A volunteer staff of the Liberia National Red Cross Society, Mrs. Roselyn Nugba Ballah, has been awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal. ...more
Health Official Calls For More Cash To Train Midwives
Grand Kru County Health Officer (CHO) has emphasized that providing adequate support to the only midwifery training program in southeastern Liber ...more
Health Official Calls For More Cash To Train Midwives
Grand Kru County Health Officer (CHO) has emphasized that providing adequate support to the only midwifery training program in southeastern Liber ...more
African Envoys In Abuja Identify With School Of The Blind
The African Ambassadors Group in Nigeria has donated several learning materials and equipment to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) School For T ...more
MoPT Wants Budget Upped To Enhance Service Delivery
The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MoPT) has called for increased budgetary support to ensure effective service delivery and revenue g ...more
 
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency