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Three Representatives are undergoing investigation by the Committee on Rules, Order and Administration at the House of Representatives for allegedly bringing the House to public disrepute.

Sinoe County District #2 Rep. Nagbe Sloh, Montserrado County District #15  Rep. Adolph Lawrence and Montserrado County District #10 Rep. Yekeh Kolubah have been subjected to investigation after having some disagreement with House Speaker Bhofal Chambers.

Mr. Chambers hails from the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC)  of President George Manneh Weah, and with the exception of Rep. Kolubah, two of the lawmakers placed under investigation are also CDCians.

The House under Speaker Chambers’ leadership finds no comfort in comments coming from their fellow CDC lawmakers Reps. Lawrence and Sloh because these ruling party lawmakers are beginning to sound like staunch opposition lawmaker Rep. Kolubah who restlessly criticizes not just the House, but the entire government.

In a communication to the House Plenary, CDC’s Montserrado County District #9 Rep. and Chairperson on Executive Munah Pelham Youngblood complains that in some local dailies, Reps. Kolubah, Sloh and Lawrence accuse the leadership of the 54th House of Representative of carrying out some malpractice.

Rep. Youngblood says the allegations were contained in some local dailies on Thursday, 17 January.She laments that Rep. Sloh is alleging that as per a paper report, he is in possession of documents which show that with the consent of the speaker, some lawmakers have over the months received and disposed personally huge quantity of duty free gasoline that are intended for the
entire body.

Rep. Youngblood complains further that Rep. Kolubah, while addressing reporters at the Capitol on 16 January alleged that Rep. Mariamu Fofana who chairs the Committee on Rules, Order and Administration allegedly received some items on behalf of the House but she allegedly diverted them
to her private use.

Youngblood is angry that Mr. Kolubah displayed series of documents during the interview protecting his allegations.Meanwhile the House Plenary has forwarded the three lawmakers involved to the Committee on Rules, Order and Administration to report in one week.

Additionally to silenced opposing views by other lawmakers, an amendment was made to the motion, with a mandate added that while the investigation is ongoing against Reps. Sloh, Kolubah and Lawrence, any lawmaker who goes to the media should be suspended.

By Bridgett Milton–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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