"Speaker Alex Tyler is a Christian who believes in the Bible and the doctrine of forgiveness. He shows love to those who hate you. And, therefore, let it be known that this true son of the soil has since chosen pardon those who had attempted an insurrection against his authority." Those were words of a spokesperson of the third highest public office in the country in reaction to "innuendos and gossips" that the House Speaker, having survived "palace coup" was all out to settle scores with the perceived or real conspirators. The Analyst reports.
The press attaché to House Speaker Alex Tyler has disclosed that the Lower House Speaker has got no intention to hunt down those lawmakers, including Sen. Sando Johnson, who had embarked on a campaign to sow seeds of disunity between him and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Speaking to this paper at his office on Capitol Hill in Monrovia over the weekend, Julius Matadi said Speaker Tyler has decided to forget about searching out for the names of some members of the House of Representatives who allegedly were conspiring, including holding midnight meetings, to have Speaker Alex Tyler removed as speaker of the House of Representatives of the 53rd National Legislature.
The Speaker's press office said the speaker is a Christian who believed in the Bible and the doctrine of forgiveness and shows love to those who hate him. The office said the speaker has since chosen to pardon those who attempted to launch a campaign to replace him.
Julius Matadi also said while the speaker has forgiven plotters he alleged were misled by Bomi County Sen. Sando Johnson, the speaker has embarked on an effort that would further strengthen his leadership ability among lawmakers of the House of Representatives.
He said Speaker Tyler was not informed about the names of those lawmakers that allegedly attended the last week midnight meeting at the capitol building.
He the speaker was still confident of mass-based support from the entire members of the House of Representatives and commands a huge respect and support within the Liberian Senate.
He said Tyler has done well and could not lose the trust and confidence of his colleagues. Matadi said what was happening at the Capitol Building in recent days was the making of Sen. Johnson who allegedly harbored envy and hate for the Speaker due the Speaker's many achievements.
The speaker, he indicated, has a great deal of respect for President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; therefore, for the President's name to be used by Sen. Sando Johnson as a channel to breed confusion not only among lawmakers but also among the people of Bomi County was unfortunate.
Matadi congratulated lawmakers he said refused to cooperate with the hate agenda of Sen. Johnson for the sake of peace and unity among lawmakers and in the Liberian nation.
The speaker, he said, will remain a peace loving leader and an example of good governance practices and that there was no reason why the speaker would want engage into witch-hunt against people of different opinions.
Opinion leaders, especially those in the Liberian national legislature, according Mr. Julius Matadi have since gone beyond cheap politics and were working with the speaker to advance his legislative plan in the interest of Liberia and the citizenry.