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House Lifts Yekeh Kolubah’s Suspension, But…

The House of Representatives have written Representative Yekeh Kolubah about the lifting of his suspension which took effect on May 18, 2021.

In a communication addressed to the Electoral District Number 10 lawmaker, dated July 19, 2021, the lower House Chief Clerk Mildred Sayon informed Representative Kolubah that his suspension for 16 meeting days were hereby lifted with immediate effect.

“As a result of this suspension being lifted, all your rights and privileges to receive your salary, benefits including gas and special allowance are hereby restored,” the House Clerk informed the Montserrado County lawmaker via the communication.

However, reacting to the communication revealing the lifting of his suspension, Representative Kolubah refused to give credence to the House decision.

As far as the tough talking lawmaker is concerned, he has already dragged the House of Representatives to the Supreme Court of Liberia as a result of the decision to suspend him and he therefore looks forward to the ruling of the High Court, expected on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

On May 18, 2021, members of the House of Representatives suspended Representative Kolubah for allegedly raining insults on President George Weah.

The House voted to suspend the lawmaker for 16-session days (two months) and to withhold his salary and all other benefits during the time of suspension.

The decision was based on the recommendations by the Committee on Rules, Order and Administration, which was contained in a report submitted to plenary.

Representative Kolubah was earlier suspended for 30 session days by the House in March without salaries, allowances and benefits for “his constant habit of raining insults at President George Weah, the Speaker and some of his colleagues within the confines of the Legislature.”

His alleged action, Plenary said, was in gross violation of the House’s Rules. The House’s decision was based on a complaint filed by Representative Thomas Fallah.

But Representative Kolubah, through his lawyers filed a writ of prohibition to the Supreme Court, terming the House’s decision as illegal.

 

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