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Montserrado County District #10 Rep. YekehKolubah has warned that government should not bother to arrest him, a day after a mass gathering of supporters at his residence to show solidarity against his planned arrest by ex-rebel generals to face inquiry with Montserrado County Attorney Cllr. Edwin Martin.

Rep. Kolubah told a local broadcaster Thursday, 18 April that government should wait for June 15 so he can appear for conference with Cllr. Martin because the letter requesting his appearance is dated June 15.“I’m acting in accordance with the letter. Let them wait for June 15,” Rep. Kolubah says.

In the midst of the standoff between Rep. Kolubah and Cllr. Martin, former rebel generals here were strangely holding press conference in Monrovia, issuing ultimatum for the lawmaker’s appearance or they would arrest him.

But it remains astonishing how these former fighters are now going about ascribing onto themselves a role of the Liberia National Police (LNP) to arrest an individual, especially a lawmaker in the face of an active police force and other national security apparatuses that work for the Liberian Government.

Meanwhile, the letter written under the signature of Montserrado County Attorney Cllr. Edwin Martin, dated June 15, 2019 calls on Rep. Kolubah to appear for a conference on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the Temple ofJustice in Room 108.

The letter says Rep. Kolubah made troubling public comments on April 14, 2019 at the opposition Unity Party (UP) Headquarters.

It says Rep. Kolubah asserted that “We will move and they will solve the problem: enough is enough…when you need us (demonstrators) tomorrow, we’ll be available to tell this President, this squatter will soon be leaving in less than three months because he’s not able the country.”

But Cllr. Martin argues that President George Manneh Weah was democratically elected and sworn into office for a six-year term.

At the moment Cllr. Martin says there is no election until 2023. He says for Rep. Kolubah to defiantly utter this statement is troubling and needs further clarification.

But Rep. Kolubah maintains that he is not refusing to attend the conference with Cllr. Martin, except that he will attend it on June 15, 2019 because the letter was dated June 15.

He urges Martin and the people of Liberia to wait for June 15 at which time will discuss what he said when he joined the four collaborating political parties here.By Ethel A. Tweh–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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