Recently some members of the National House of Representatives rebelled against House Speaker Alex Tyler for his alleged involvement in the Global Witness saga.
Tyler’s colleagues denigrated him stressing that his involvement in the Global Witness bribery scandal and his subsequent indictment has brought that august body into public ridicule, and that he undermined their integrity.
He stepped aside recently from presiding over plenary in the House of Representatives under mounting pressure from both in and out of the Capitol for him to do so.
Consequently, some pro Tyler members of the House are now asking Deputy House Speaker Hans Barchue who heads the Alex Tyler rebel group, to recuse himself and face investigation for allegedly misappropriating 1.2 million United States Dollars intended for a nationwide Oil tour in 2014.
The spirit of recusal from the lower House has again jumped into the upper House with calls from some members of the Liberian senate asking the senate Chairman on Judiciary, Grand Cape Mount County Senator Varney Sherman, to step down from the position for allegedly being the kingpin in the Global Witness bribery report.
He was indicted by the Liberian Government in May this year for his involvement in the Global scandal.
In the Varney Sherman recusal arguments, some members of the Liberian senate including Maryland County Senator Dan Morias have rejected calls from some of his colleagues, saying he is “not interested to seek the removal of Senator Varney Sherman as Chairman on Judiciary”.
Senator Morias said those who are calling for the recusal of Senator Sherman have no moral grounds to substantiate legal reason why the Grand Cape Mount County Senator should step down from the Chairmanship of the senate judiciary committee at the Capitol Building.
Speaking to reporters over the weekend, the former Internal Affairs Minister and Superintendent of Maryland County said he does not see any comprehensive rationale to seek Senator Sherman’s removal.
One of the senators who decided to remain anonymous said Senator Sherman’s removal is been allegedly masterminded by the Executive Mansion, and stressed that what transpired at the lower House will not be transcended into the Upper House.
He called on his colleagues to abandon their plans and seek for better things which will benefit the Liberian people rather than talking about recusal which has no dividend.
In another development, Senator Morias said the Maryland Caucus is holding talks with authorities at the William V.S Tubman College to resolve the leadership stalemate which has stalled some academic activities at the school.