The plenary of the House of Representative on Tuesday January 22, 2019 subjected Montserrado County district 10 Representative Yekeh Y. Kolubah to an investigative Board sanctioned by the Ministry of Justice of the republic of Liberia over the riot that occurred in his district at a children party that he organized on Sunday January 20, 2019.
The decision by the House of Representative was based on a communication from the Justice Minister Clr. Musa Dean to Speaker Bhofal Chambers requesting the House to ensure that Representative Kolubah cooporates with the investigation into the Sunday riot.
However, the decision did not go down well with some lawmakers as they accused Speaker Chambers of stage managing the process.
Reacting to the decision, Representative Adolf Lawrence argued that Rep Kolubah’s letter to plenary complaining the Liberia Nation Police citing several violence acts meted against residents of his constituent and his family should have been placed on the agenda but instead chose to ignore Honorable Yekeh Kolubah complaint but it was unfortunate that the Speaker chose to bring the Justice Minister letter to plenary. He further lamented that Speaker Chambers should have called for a head count instead of the nay and yea due to the divided opinion on the matter.
Representative Lawrence has vowed to file a motion of reconsideration within 72 hours in line with the House rule in order to stop Rep Kolubah from appearing before the Ministry of Justice investigation until plenary listens and acts on the complaint submitted by Montserrado County district 10 Lawmaker to the speaker.
In a related development, aggrieved Lawmakers at the House of Representatives have formed a group called Independent Legislative caucus.
Speaking on a local radio talk show on Wednesday, the chairman of the Independent Legislative Caucus Representative Larry Younquoi said the objective of the group is to bring about independence and credibility of the house of representatives.
According to Hon Younquoi. The house of representatives is losing it credibility and therefore the need to do everything possible to restore sanity and credibility at the house as the house of Representatives is the place to seek the welfare and concerns of the ordinary citizens of Liberia.
By: Emmanuel Y. Kortu