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Lower House’s Kangaroo Suspension Of Yekeh Kolubah Demonstrates An Imperial Presidency At Work A Patriot’s Diary With Ekena Wesley

Representative Moses Acarious Gray and defeated Montserrado County senatorial candidate, Thomas Fallah; brooding over or as it were reeling from the descending legal opinion of politically motivated and unlawfully impeached Associate Justice, Kabineh Ja’neh amid the petition filed by Liberty Party (LP) in the 2017 general and presidential elections; the pair hurriedly commenced the beating of war drums to illegally remove Justice Ja’neh.

When the CDC war room at the diabolical behest of Acarious Gray and Thomas Fallah had conceived the idea of a politically contrived conspiracy to remove Justice Kabineh Ja’neh from the Supreme Court bench, it all started with Ja’neh’s illegal acquisition of a parcel of land from the Constance family in Plumkor, Sinkor, Monrovia. The CDC’s troubleshooters then moved the goalpost to Justice Ja’neh stalling government’s access to road fund taxes that petroleum importers were expected to remit into government’s revenue.

Those were all flimsy and frivolous claims as it were. The fact of the matter was a deliberate attempt to get even with Justice Kabineh Ja’neh owing to his candid cum descending legal opinion on the Supreme Court’s ruling amid Liberty Party (LP) Petition before the Supreme Court.

For CDCians, George Weah is an ‘idol cum sinless figure’ and so they worship him so dearly. It is not what they think about our construct or phrasing of their almighty leader. Surely, we don’t embark upon our analysis based on our critics’ whims and caprices but based on our informed research and prudent interpretation of the unfolding development. What we do is not a ‘bread and butter exchange although reckless, faceless and buffoonery-consumed Syrenius Cephas construes it as ‘ghetto analysis.’ Laughable, isn’t it. A simpleminded Publisher of a Tabloid and vicious proponent or Charles Taylor’s tyranny has the guts to deconstruct profound reasoning when he fondly celebrated treacherous blackmail in his little known Tabloid. Cephas beats his chest for articulating injustices, a mindless characteristic that landed the late Jenkins Scott in the dumpsite as a newfound habitat.

Honorable Yekeh Kolubah of the ANC was elected by the good people of District #10 in Montserrado County to serve their interest for six years. District #10 overwhelmingly employed Yekeh Kolubah and rejected Mulbah Morlu of the CDC because Yekeh offered a better alternative. Yekeh gave the CDC a thrashing defeat at the polls. It is the expectation of the loving people of District #10 that Representative Yekeh Kolubah would remain focused on ‘legislation – representation and oversight.’

Folks, when the Executive Branch of Government cannot account for appropriations entrusted in its care; it is the responsibility of Representative Yekeh Kolubah of District #10 to ask the intelligent questions on behalf of his constituency. He commits no crime for doing so. When we as a government lose focus in our governance process; it is the prerogative of Hon. Yekeh Kolubah to articulate the concerns of his constituency. When an approved $25 million goes missing especially when the legislature authorized the appropriation, Yekeh has an obligation to raise concerns.

When President Weah fails to publicly declare his assets and is seen building modern mansions and apartment complexes across the capital as Liberians go hungry daily; it falls within Hon. Yekeh Kolubah’s purview to question such strange cum newfound wealth accumulation. When Hon. Yekeh Kolubah writes the plenary of the House of Representatives and the Speaker he shamefully calls George Weah’s bagboy refuses to include his concerns on the House’s Agenda; Yekeh has a right to express his frustrations. It is not up to any of us to determine or micromanage how he goes about expressing his disquiet, which is entirely another matter.

We certainly don’t take kindly to Yekeh’s uncouth venting of invectives at the presidency and we think it is unacceptable. Mind you, let us not forget charity begins at home. When a sitting President mounts a platform and tells the nation; “I didn’t come here as president” – implying, whatever he, as President says should not be taken seriously, what manner of leader is he? What!!! We didn’t say that. The president of the Republic of Liberia – duly elected by 14 of Liberia’s 15 counties did. There and then, President Weah branded Yekeh Kolubah as a former child soldier, and a traumatized former soldier. Granted President Weah knows there are still former child soldiers in our country; the honorable thing to do is to end the greed and prioritize their reorientation for readjustment into normal life. Perhaps Yekeh also needs some kind of reorientation as it were.

Our compatriot and learned legislative scholar, McCarthy Weh has decisively dealt with the issue of the constitutionality and dictates of the House’s Rules let alone varied best practices as it were. But beyond all of that, it is President Weah, who by mid-2019 engineered the illegal removal of Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh from the Supreme Court Bench.

Again, President Weah is at it. This time, Weah’s pitch is targeted at Montserrado District #10 lawmaker, Yekeh Kolubah. Weah’s surrogates and cheer leaders at the Lower House namely Acarious Gray, Thomas Fallah and Bagboy Bhofal Chambers are out and about to do the dirty job. Clearly, when Weah, in his naiveté called for the smoking of peace pipe with Representative Yekeh Kolubah in 2018; a meeting attended by the late Jay Nagbe Sloh, Weah of course didn’t pursue that course of action in good faith. That was sad. But Yekeh was categorical when president Weah asked the lawmaker why he was always insultingly attacking his person – Yekeh responded as saying: “President Weah, when I come under attack from Acarious Gray, Fallah, Solomon George or Bagboy Bhofal Chambers, I would rather not go after them but you. Going after your proxies would not yield the desired result or impact Mr. Gbehkugbeh.”

While we are not in Yekeh’s mind, it is anybody’s guess that when the reckless stealing, looting, bad governance and mysterious killings are curbed, Yekeh will lower his guard to say the least. Let those who sincerely disagree with Yekeh on moral or sacred grounds boldly confront Solomon George, Thomas Fallah, Moses A. Gray and a host of other craze-incensed lawmakers to ceasefire immediately. Illegally suspending Yekeh Kolubah in a Kangaroo style, as a means to force him into submission or subdue him is untenable. Yekeh is inherently not a chap to be cowered as it were. President Weah would achieve nothing by programming Yekeh’s suspension. Leadership sometimes calls for tolerance and silence. A word to the wise is quite sufficient.

Ekena Wesley
Paynesville City
Monrovia, Liberia
Two Times Award-Winning Columnist
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