Based on tip-off from sources at the Capitol, this paper reported on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 that House Speaker Alex Tyler thru the House’s Chairperson on Ways, Means, Finance and Budget, Lofa County Representative Moses Kollie dished out about US$108,000 to fellow lawmakers on behalf of the embattled Speaker, who is being increasingly pressurized to recuse himself from presiding over session in the wake of his indictment for corruption.
According to the source as quoted by our correspondent, the money was distributed among 27 lawmakers said to be in the Tyler’s bloc, who are vehemently resisting his removal. The original report names, Representatives Maryland-James Biney, Dr. Bhofal Chambers, and Bishop Isaac Rolan;: Montserrado-Solomon George, Richmond Anderson, and Sekou Kaweh; Margibi County-Ben Fofana, and Stephen Kiafai; Grand Kru George Wesseh Blamo; Bong Bill Carveh, and Corpu Barclay; Nimba- Garisua Yeluea, Richard Mateuokai Tingbeh, Jeremiah Koung and Larry Yonquei; RiverGee-Charles Blyde and Christian Chea; Rivercess-Alfred Juah and Byron Zonwea and from Lofa –Mariama Fofana and Moses Kollie.
However, our reporter assigned at the Capitol, who wrote the story, was unable to corroborate information provided by his sources within the corridors of the Capitol building before and after the publication of said article.
This means that the editors on duty should not have even allowed the publication of said article in the first place. Hence, The New Dawn hereby retracts the story, regrets the conveniences to those concerned and their respective constituents.