The taskforce is also expected to investigate the Speaker for holding unauthorized sessions in the chamber of the House of representative, and referring to them as ‘President Sirleaf’s surrogates.
Two representatives from the majority bloc, representatives Henry Fahmbulleh of Montserrado County and Samuel Kogar of Nimba County, have accused Speaker Tyler of circumventing the rules of the honorable body and called for an immediate investigation.
Both men said Speaker Tyler’s attitude was inimical to the honorable body and recommended that Speaker Tyler be investigated, and if found guilty, an appropriate action be taken against him to serve as a deterrent for other lawmakers.
According Representative Fahnbulleh the investigation has been postponed to Monday September 5th at which time Speaker Alex Tyler is expected to defend his alleged action.
The majority bloc headed by Grand Bassa County Representative Hans Barchue was locked in a bitter battle to have House Speaker Tyler to recuse himself due to his ongoing criminal indictment by the Government of Liberia over the Sable Mining bribery allegation.
Since the Speaker’s indictment, his relationship with his colleagues has been very sour as majority members of the House of Representative registered their displeasure over the Speaker’s handling of the bribery allegation against him which has negatively affected the image of the honorable House.
Speaker Tyler finally recused himself from presiding last week after weeks of acrimonious wrangling in the lower house over his refusal to step down amidst mounting calls for him to do “the honorable thing”.
The embattled lawmaker said his recusal should not be seen as a weakness, but as a patriotic Liberian who wants to see peace and harmony in the country.
Speaker Tyler, Senator Varney Sherman and others were on May 4th this year indicted by the Government of Liberia through the Justice Ministry for their alleged involvement in bribery allegations which was published by the Global Witness.