Rep Kolubah vows to attend session next Tuesday
Montserrado County District #10 Representative Yekeh Kolubah, has vowed to attend the session on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, following the confirmation of his suspension on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
Rep. Kolubah was suspended for 30 meeting days, equivalent to three-and-a-half months as of Thursday, March 25, 2021, without salary, allowances, and other benefits, and this is in response to what lawmakers referred to as his “rude behavior.”
The House of Representatives’ enforcement of its suspension is in accordance with Article 17 of the House’s Rules and Procedures.
Rep. Kolubah, in conversation with newsmen on Thursday, April 15, 2021, said he received supporters of his district, asking him to clarify statements made by some of his colleagues that there will be no justice for him (Kolubah) at the Supreme Court.
“I told them that there’s law in Liberia and the Supreme Court will rule by law so they should be very calm. We don’t want anything to get out of hand, because the people are suffering. There’s no money, no food to eat and everybody has turned to sellers and no buyers anymore,” Rep. Kolubah said.
Rep. Kolubah assured residents of District #10 of being present in session on Tuesday, due to the House Speaker’s decision to order the closing of the House for Easter break and expected to reopen on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.
“We also have a proceeding ongoing and hopefully, we will be going to the Supreme Court to seek redress because no law should have a conflict with the Constitution of Liberia,” Rep. Kolubah said.
He said his colleagues’ action will not stop him from attacking the Presidency since, any time the President throws talk on him, he will do the same.
“I am not going for the Presidency but after the individual who got in his official car and went to the Congress for Democratic Change headquarters and said he did not go there as President, which is reducing the Presidency to musician house,” Rep. Kolubah said.
Rep. Kolubah said the suspension has elevated his manner of behavior to “Ambassador Weah”, who he said usually throws talk on him. “Amb. Weah is my friend and we are just throwing talks on each other, but we should be talking about national issues.”
Rep. Kolubah continued: “I was elected like you, Ambassador Weah, and you can’t denigrate the seat of District #10 because I will disrespect you. I stand by my statement and do not have any regret. Again, I will be working on Tuesday because those people want to satisfy you. My lawyers are working.”
Rep. Kolubah said though Representative Acarous Moses Gray said the Supreme Court will send him (Kolubah) back; he believes that the Supreme Court has jurisdiction over the House because the place is not a country.
“We respect the Supreme Court because I went there and defeated the government. You look at unserious people and call them lawmakers, how can you close the session today and open Tuesday? The CDC lawmakers are jokers and I will show them something in Liberia,” Rep. Kolubah said.