Yekeh Kolubah Causes Stir In Session Again

In one of his usual dramatic displays at the Capitol Building, Representative Yekeh Kolubah appeared in the Plenary of the House of Representatives with two trophies on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

The move by the troublesome lawmaker was in apparent reaction to a threat from two ruling party Representatives Acarous Moses Gray and Frank Saah Foko to beat Representative Kolubah for constantly raining invectives on President George Weah.

Meanwhile, when queried about his motive of taking two brand new trophies to Session, Representative Kolubah said he intended to present them to House Speaker Bhofal Chambers.

While the agenda was being prepared, Representative Richard Koon of Montserrado County Electoral District Number 11 took away the trophies. According to him, he had taken them for safe keeping because “the league has not started.”

Bong County Representative Joseph Papa Kolleh, as Chairman of the Legislative Caucus of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), intervened in calming down Representative Kolubah.

However, Representative Kolubah went on to display a communication in which he accused Speaker Chambers of receiving 700 bags of cements from CEMENCO under the pretext of renovating the Capitol Building.

“The Speaker budget is US$2m and so we want to know how he is spending it,” Representative Kolubah claimed.

Having also accused Speaker Chambers of receiving US$80,000 while his colleagues got US$30,000 each for legislative engagement, the controversial lawmaker also called for an audit on the House of Representatives.          

Representative Kolubah is prone of controversies as he has just recently backtracked on the suspension of his membership from his political party, the Alternative National Congress (ANC).

In his communication addressed to the Chairman of the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC) on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, the controversial lawmaker expressed his love for the party from the depth of his heart. According to him, he felt the pain in his heart during his stay away since he suspended his membership for things he felt needed to be corrected.

“However, I believe being out does not solve problems, but your persistent strive in engagement in solving problem is the best way out.”

While the lawmaker does not see the problem of bickering and the back biting being over, Representative Kolubah believes he must persistently continue the in-house engagements because he has a mission to accomplish. He said that mission is to attain state power through a democratic means as the signs are on wall to be read and comprehended.

In September 2021, the Representative of Montserrado County District #10 also resigned from the Council of Patriot (COP), citing unilateral decisions within the group.

COP was established in April 2019 as a pro-democracy activism grassroots movement to hold the government of Liberia accountable to the Liberian people; and demand social and economic justice for all through peaceful, non-violent constructive agitation.

COP is the mixture of individuals mostly from the leading opposition Collaborating Political Parties (CPP).

Led by its chairman Henry Costa, COP has staged several protests including the famous “June 7 protest” against the George Weah-led government.

Representative Kolubah, while then an executive member of COP, was part of many of the protests staged by the group. Despite his involvement, the Montserrado County District #10 Representative stated in his resignation letter that the leadership of COP was shifted from national issues to issues of personal gains. He said COP decisions taken were done unilaterally.

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