A well-placed source says Liberia’s Joint Security will meet today, Thursday, 18 March to address a threatening situation between Montserrado County District #10 Rep. YekehKolubah and former generals of defunct rebel factions.But police authorities here have not commented on the claims of a planned joint security meeting, as relevant officials could not be reached.
This hint comes at a time tension is building in the country over government’s demand for Rep. Kolubah to appear before Montserrado County Attorney Cllr. Edwin Martin to clarify recent comment against President George Manneh Weah.
In addition to the standoff between Rep. Kolubah and Cllr. Martin, ex-rebel fighters have strangely held a press conference here issuing ultimatum for Rep. Kolubah to turn himself over for inquiry or they would get him.
It is 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.
There was a mass gathering of supporters for Rep. Kolubah reported on Wednesday at his residence, in an effort to show solidarity against perceived plans to have him arrested following his failure to avail himself to Cllr. Martin’s inquiry which was due on Tuesday, 16 April.
Kolubah is one President Weah’s main critics, and he recently led a group of supporters to pledge his support to collaborating opposition parties here ahead of the planned June 7 protest.