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Speaker Recuses Himself From Proceedings Amid Bribery Probe

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Speaker Recuses Himself From Proceedings Amid Bribery Probe

“Therefore, if my recusal is the ultimate sacrifice that will move our country forward and end this current quagmire, I am herewith recusing myself from presiding over the plenary of the House of Representatives so that the business of the Liberian people can be fully addressed”-Alex J. Tyler, recused Speaker, House of Representatives

Speaker Tyler says the President is accusing him of undermining the country’s development agenda by refusing to pass certain legislations such as financing agreements.

“The situation has now taken on a new dimension in which we were informed by the Bomi Legislative Caucus following their visit to the President, and later on some colleagues of mine who met with her as well as some prominent members of the society who also interacted with her that the Chief Executive has accused me of undermining the country’s development agenda by refusing to pass certain legislations such as financing agreements”, the Speaker disclosed in a statement delivered.

The recused Speaker said the President told stakeholders that she cannot work with him and she wanted them to communicate her decision to him (Tyler).

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