Liberia’s Opposition Party Lifts Suspension on Three Lawmakers Over Speaker Saga


Monrovia – The recent imbroglio at the National Legislature surrounding attempts to remove Speaker Alex Tyler led to confusion between lawmakers on different sides of the conflict.

Some lawmakers from the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) went at loggerheads trading insults against each other.

Lawmakers including Solomon George, Acarous Gray and Thomas Fallah were at the center of the confusion as they publicly used invectives recorded on video cameras.

Lawmaker George was heard publicly insulting the mother of his colleague Fallah. “I am your mother boyfriend”, in response to a question from lawmaker Fallh asking “who are you?

The CDC acted quickly by suspending the three lawmakers but in a statement issued Thursday, the party said it has lifted the suspension against the three lawmakers.

“The CDC has lifted the indefinite suspensions of three of its members of the House of Representatives, Hon. Thomas P. Fallah, CDC Caucus Chairman, Hon. Acarous Moses Gray (District 8) and Hon. Solomon George (District 7)”, the statement signed by the party Secretary general Janga Kowo stated.

According to the party, the suspensions have been lifted after a Grievance process in which the three lawmakers took responsibility for their actions and expressed remorse with a letter of apology to the leadership of the CDC.

Stated the party: “In view of the foregoing, all the Rights and Privileges of Hon. Thomas P. Fallah, Hon. Acarous Moses Gray and Hon. Solomon George, as members of the Congress for Democratic Change, have been fully restored.

The National Leadership of the CDC calls on all members of the party and Liberians to accord these lawmakers full cooperation and support as they strive to serve the Liberian people”.

The party indicated that it is calling on all members of the CDC who hold public offices to demonstrate the highest degree of civility in line with the CDC constitution and by-laws as well as the laws of the Republic of Liberia.

As the CDC moves towards resounding victory in 2017 with Senator George Manneh Weah as our Arrowhead as we champion the cause of the Liberian people