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House orders Yekeh investigated

Mr. Kolubah has survived Liberian politics as a two-time elected lawmaker, consistently making indecent and embarrassing statements against sitting presidents and their families, including President Joseph Nyumah Boakai and his predecessor, Mr. George Manneh Weah.

By Bridgett Milton

Monrovia, April 10, 2024: The House of Representatives has instructed its Rules Order and Administration committees to investigate controversial Montserrado County Representative Yekeh Y. Kolubah.

The investigation surrounds Mr. Kolubah’s alleged breach of Rules 40 and 41 of the House of Representatives.

The House of Representatives took action against the Montserrado County Electoral District # 10 Representative after receiving a communication from his colleague, Mr. Emmanuel Dahn, on Tuesday, 9 April 2024.

Mr. Dahn, a representative for Montserrado Electoral District #7, had written to complain to the House Plenary about a grave matter involving the integrity and decorum of the House of Representatives.

The communication came after Mr. Kolubah addressed some reporters over the weekend and made some indecent and embarrassing statements against President Boakai and his family.

Yekeh’s verbal attacks against presidents, which often involve wild allegations and invectives, did not start with President Boakai.

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He has notoriously survived through Liberian politics as a two-time elected lawmaker by consistently making indecent and embarrassing statements against sitting presidents and their families.

Some of his victims are President Boakai and his predecessor, Mr. George Manneh Weah.

Mr. Dahn informed the House Plenary that on Sunday, 7 April 2024, Rep. Kolubah, in a live Facebook broadcast, made series of unsubstantiated allegations against the President of the Republic of Liberia and members of his family.

He complained that while the allegations were troubling, indecent, and embarrassing, Kolubah’s form and manner of making his assertions were in total violation of the Rules and Procedures governing the House of Representatives.

“RULE 40.1 is quoted in part as saying without prejudice to the provisions of this rule, every member shall be honest and transparent at any time.

RULE 40.2 adds that no member may introduce false information or unsubstantiated matter, pretending that it is true.

RULE 42.1 requires that every member of the House shall, at any place, keep the prestige and dignity of the House and refrain from undesirable acts.

Dahn noted that because of the gravity of the forgoing violation and the injury it has caused to the House’s reputation, it is obliged to uphold honourability at all times.

He recommended that the House leadership take charge of the matter and conduct an investigation to determine the rationality behind Kolubah’s public degradation.

He also asked the House to institute the appropriate disciplinary actions where applicable in accordance with Rule 48.1.

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