Frustrated Montserrado County District #10 Rep. and member of the independent bloc of lawmakers Mr. Yekeh Kolubah has warned that the chambers of the House of Representatives is not a private home of Speaker Bhofal Chambers.
Rep. Kolubah sounded the warning on “50-50,” a local talk show hosted on Sky FM Wednesday morning, 20 February.
The lawmaker complained of being suppressed, saying his communications of the floor have not been given the necessary attention something which deny him from fully representing his district.
According to Kolubah, Speaker Chambers doesn’t put his communication on the agenda of the House and the Speaker also refuses to recognize him when he has a point to make in session.
Kolubah notes that he has requested that the House invite ruling party Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) Chairman Mulbah Morlu to address his claim that there are people in the opposition planning to assassinate President George Weah.
The independent lawmaker sees the pronouncement by President Weah and Chairman Morlu as issues that have security implications and need investigation.
But he laments that his effort to get these issues among others addressed by the House, have been suppressed by Speaker Chambers.
Kolubah claims that Speaker Chambers has made the House of Representatives to look like a government ministry instead of another branch of government.
He believes that the lack of respect for the House from members of the public results from the way the House is being conducted by Speaker Chambers.
He cautions that Liberians will hold lawmakers responsible for not proceeding the right way and for their failure to tell the president where he is going wrong.
The Montserrado Rep. threatens that he will test the law since he cannot be recognized by the Speaker.
He says Speaker Chambers’ continuous action of not recognizing him amounts to silencing the people of Montserrado County District #10 that he represents at the House.
Kolubah concludes that the rules of the House of Representatives say that the Speaker should not use the power he has to suppress any of his colleagues.
By Bridgett Milton –Edited by Winston W. Parley