‘Call Me Names, I Don’t Care’

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Montserrado County District 9 Representative Munah E. Pelham-Youngblood

— Rep. Youngblood responds to critics on her health

Montserrado County District #9 Representative Munah Pelham has hotly reacted to vulgar insults against her since she daringly challenged Montserrado County Junior Senator Darius Dillon to display his ‘high school documents’ and obscenely labeled him as a ‘rat.’

The House’s chairperson on Executive also said last week that her absence from the district incalculably attributed to the unfortunate election of Senator Dillon, but her return has ‘locked’ any perceived opening in her district, and would definitely be a drawback in Senator Dillon’s reelection.

Rep. Youngblood was out of the country for 10 months (February – December 2019), to seek advanced medical treatments in the USA. In a sharp reaction on Monday night on social media, the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) lawmaker said she is not of whatever illness that she has been suspected to have and that, as her critics go on to speak more about her, they might as well include the deadly Ebola virus, she quipped.  In a counter statement to many comments on Facebook, she wrote: “Call me names, I don’t care. Give me all the horrible illnesses; AIDS, HIV, TB, Cancer in this world, it is up to u. But, u forgot to add Ebola too. All I know I have spoken.”

However, Montserrado County Senator Dillon, in response to Representative Youngblood’s feisty and rather derisive statements against him, laughed at her remarks but appealed to his followers not to ‘attack’ her.

“Happy Sunday, folks! I listened to Representative Munah Pelham’s “attack” on my person. I laughed it off!! Do not “attack” her, please! Let us continue to thank God for her gradual recovery and safe return.”

Regardless of his comment, there is still rain of insults on social media with many saying that Youngblood is suffering from a “variety of sicknesses,” describing her body with “foul names.” According to Representative Youngblood, she was initially suffering from gastrointestinal issues but, after treatments and further medical checkups, there were more medical problems. Therefore, whilst taking the medical treatments, she said, she also sought the intervention and miracle of God and was gracefully healed.

Also, it may be recalled that prior to her challenge and attack on Senator Dillon, she referred to oppositions characters in her district as ‘little, irresponsible, and unprepared politicians.’

“I am happy and grateful to the Almighty God for giving me another chance to be back here, and I also want to use this medium to say thanks to the Liberian people for their prayers and remembering me in my difficulties, especially the people of Montserrado District #9,” Rep. Youngblood said.

She said she will never turn the district over to “unprepared, little and irresponsible politicians’ who are still living with their parents.”

Representative Youngblood is the youngest female lawmaker of 37 years of age, an outspoken member of the CDC and a hard-hitting lawmaker.  She was elected in 2011 and reelected in 2017 and holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Liberia.

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  • I am a Liberian journalist, born November 7 and hailed from the Southeast and of the kru tribe. I began contributing to the Daily Observer 2008 and was fully employed in 2012. I am the 3rd of eight children and named after my great grandfather. Am happily married with three children (girls). I am a full member of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) and also the Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL) and the Legislative Press Pool (LEGISPOL). I can be contacted through email: [email protected] or cell number/WhatsApp: (+231) 0886585875 or Facebook.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Welcome back madam,
    We’re grateful to God for your safe return. Some of your colleagues who went abroad for medical treatment didn’t return home alive. You made it.

    Madam, our country needs all kinds of healthcare professionals. With your help, will it be possible for more Liberians to be trained in the area of medicine? In other for expert medical training to be made available to Liberians, money must be set aside. Let’s call it what it is… scholarship… scholarship for the smartest/brightest amongst us.

    In this day and age, it doesn’t make sense for Liberians, especially Liberian lawmakers to go to places like Ghana or Nigeria for medical treatment. If they can do it, we can do it better!

    Welcome Back. Peace.

    • Sir Hney,
      HigdEnd Medical training will need atleast 25+ years, from 1 grade until you are done.
      How many Liberian are willing to do that or able?
      Lots of Liberian are against excellence. They call the word boaster against anyone doing well.
      Currently the average educated Liberian is a high school dropout or less?
      God blessing.

  2. A wise person once said, “We must learn to live together as Liberians or perish together as fools.”

    Liberia’s economic situation is in a mess. This is the time for all Liberians to put aside their political, religious, tribal and ethnic differences and work together to save our fragile nation from sinking.

    The Dalai Lama once said, “Whether we like it or not, we have all been born into this world as part of one great human family. Rich or poor, educated or uneducated, belonging to one nation or another, to one religion or another, adhering to this ideology or that, ultimately each person is just a human being like everyone else. We all desire happiness and do not want suffering.”

    Rep. Youngblood, please take this advice from the Dalai Lama, a great spiritual leader. Liberians of good will thank God for your recovery. Your service to Liberia should come as a calling to your country.

    Divisiveness and party politics should never take precedence over national unity and economic development in Liberia. Let Liberia’s tragic history remind us all of the difficult roads we have traveled.

    As the wise person said, “We must learn to live together as Liberians or perish together as fools.”

    May God grant Liberia’s young government officials wisdom in dealing with complex issues.

  3. Look Alpha Corneh, you better shut up your dirty deceitful mouth! You did not know you were or you are a religious or whatever counsel when uneducated Darius Dillon and his gang were raining insults on THIS PRIDE OF OUR COUNTRY Hon. Munah Pelham Youngblood?

    Instead of making fool out of yourself feigning to be asking God to grant “wisdom” to intellectual, academic, and political heavy weight as Representative Munah Pelham Youngbloodn the youngest female Representative ever in the history of Liberia, and probably throughout the continent of Africa, you should be praying to God for your repentance in supporting such cancerous and lawless scumbags as the fugitive Henry Costa, and Darius Dillon who needs to go back to school and complete his high school education!

  4. You should care if you had any shame. You have done nothing for the Liberian people. Following Weah is not a career. Only in Liberia you will find a sick, know nothing getting paid for 11 months to talk big talk. Go rest and let somebody do the job. I sweat some people are just hopeless.

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