Rep. Kolubah Warned against Defying Plenary's Suspension

 District #10 Representative Yekeh Kolubah

Suspended Montserrado County District #10 Representative Yekeh Kolubah has been warned against defying the decision of the Plenary of the House of Representatives amid his inopportune and unanticipated public utterances on Friday that his “16 Legislative working days” had elapsed and had therefore resumed work on Friday, July 9.

A member of the leadership of the House of Representatives who begged to remain anonymous told journalists on Saturday that the “16 Legislative working days” as per the suspension of Rep. Kolubah will formally elapse on Tuesday, July 13, and that Rep. Kolubah shall resume work on Wednesday, July 14, of which would be accompanied by an official communication from the Chief Clerk announcing to Rep. Kolubah of the cessation of Plenary's punishment levied against him, thus granting his return to work.

The lawmaker, in a firm tone, has appealed to Rep. Kolubah to desist from his “defiance, which had the propensity to incite the public against the House of Representatives -- using invectives and ridiculous and subversive remarks, creating -- a verbal warpath.”

The lawmaker further warned the Montserrado County  Representative against threat to have already resumed work, will attend session on Tuesday, July 13 and drag the August Body to court if his defiance is resisted.

The House's executive member named the 16 Legislative working days as follows: May 20, 25, 27; June 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29; July 1, 6, 8 & 13.

The member of the House’s leadership urged Rep. Kolubah to remain tolerant and patient and advised him to receive a formal communication from the House’s Chief Clerk in resuming work on Wednesday.

“People who don’t believe in government are likely to defy government,” the lawmaker quoted author Bill Moyers.

Over the weekend on the 2nd floor of the wing of the House of Representatives, Rep. Kolubah told journalists that he had resumed work and that the communication served on him from the Chief Clerk, which barred him from attending sessions and attending other Legislative activities, had elapsed.

Rep. Kolubah, on Friday, according to eyewitnesses, was seen walking in the corridors of the Capitol Building, entered his office and then vowed to attend Tuesday's session.

Rep. Kolubah said: “According to the rules, my suspension is finished. The 16 Legislative working days are over and l have resumed work and will be in session on Tuesday. They gave me communication; my suspension letter says you are hereby suspended from Plenar’s Session and other Legislative functions. And when you say Plenary session, it means two months and some days; but when you add other Legislative functions, it means committee meetings and constituency visitations. So when you add them together, it is 16 Legislative working days.”

It may be recalled that on May 18, Rep. Kolubah was suspended for 16 Legislative working days over his rude behavior, constant insults on the President, which defamed the House's morale and prestige and non-compliant posture towards the Committee on the  House's Rules, Order and Administration.

Eighteen (18) persons voted in favor of the suspension, while two were against.

Rep. Kolubah in his apology, prior to his suspension,  said he was “sorry and took back” whatever he said to be an insult or considered to be an insult.