Montserrado County District #15 Rep. Adolph Lawrence has termed as trash, an agenda adopted by members of the House of Representatives in expressing his frustration over Speaker Bhofal Chambers’ persistent refusal to recognize his (Lawrence’s) motion.
In venting his anger, Rep. Lawrence says he and Montserrado District #10 Rep. Yekeh Kolubah have separately written the House of Representatives to invite ruling party Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) chair Mulbah Morlu to explain how opposition allegedly want to assassinate President George Manneh Weah and to query Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Koijee over heap of garbage around the city.
Tension erupted when Nimba County District #5 Rep. Samuel Korga’s motion to adopt a controversial agenda as the working tool for the day’s session of the House was adopted in spite of many other lawmakers’ expressing their un-readiness.
Speaker Chambers was bombarded with questions from independent lawmakers across the floor Thursday over who’s in the executive that he wants to protect for which he always refuses to hear issues raised by his colleagues.
But he ordered Rep. Lawrence out of session in the wake of the protesting lawmaker’s pronouncement that he was unready to proceed with the hearing of a trash adopted by the House as an agenda for the day’s hearing.
Rep. Lawrence observed that communications from independent lawmakers have constantly been ignored by Speaker Chambers for petty issues raised by other lawmakers that are believed to be controlled by the wishes of the leadership of the House.
Reps. Lawrence and Yekeh Kolunbah’s motions were denied by Speaker Chambers, prompting Lawrence to argue that they had so many important communications that have been sent to Speaker Chambers’ office for weeks but they are yet to appear on the agenda.
Also speaking, Montserrado County District #10 Rep. Yakeh Kolubah said he was unready to proceed with the agenda because he saw heavy security deployment at the Capitol Thursday.
Rep. Kolubah complains that there are people who are accusing some opposition members of wanting to assassinate the president of Liberia.
According to Kolubah, Speaker Chambers thinks that the House of Representatives is his private house, in reference to the way the speaker allegedly suppresses independent voices at the House.
Kolubah recalls that on Sunday, 10 February, President George Manneh Weah told a congregation at the United Methodist Conference in Gbarnga, Bong County that he needed prayer because there are people who are planning to kill him.
Rep. Kolubah says President Weah needs to say who wants to kill him.
Meanwhile, Reps. Kolubah and Lawrence walked out of session in demonstration of their dissatisfaction over how things went Thursday.
-Lawmaker terms House’s agenda
By Bridgett Milton –Edited by Winston W. Parley