Liberia: Rep. Thomas Fallah Vows to Ensure Expulsion of Rep. Yekeh Kolubah from Legislature


Monrovia – Representative Thomas Fallah of District #5 Montserrado County (Coalition for Democratic Change) has given an ultimatum to Representative Yekeh Kolubah of District #10, to retract comments of threats he allegedly made against the government while declaring his intention to join the three collaborating opposition political parties Sunday, April 14.

Fallah has vowed to lobby with his other colleagues to ensure that Rep. Kolubah be expelled from the Legislature if he (Kolubah) doesn’t show remorse for his comments and “insults” against the leadership of the country. According to Fallah, his colleague lawmaker should be making policy-driven comments instead of using invective.

“Yekeh will be called and subjected to probe. Any attempt for him not to abide, he will be suspended and expelled from the Legislature. He will be considered a former representative in the next couple of days in keeping with Rule 43 of the House of Representatives.

“I challenge Yekeh Kolubah and this is his last chance. If he gets on the radio tonight to respond to me, I can assure you that he will be expelled immediately and he will be considered a former representative take this to the bank.”

Fallah claimed, without showing prove, that Kolubah had allegedly threatened to in 90 days bring down the leadership of President George Weah.

“I have said this, times without number, to Representative Yekeh Kolubah, as one of the longest serving legislators, I want to warn my colleague to retract his comments that he allegedly made. He will have to submit himself to probe because if he doesn’t comply he will be considered a former Representative.”

“If he continues in this path, Yekeh will be considered a former representative.” 

On Monday, April 15, Montserrado County Attorney Cllr. Edwin Kla Martin invited Rep. Kolubah to appear before him on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. for questioning over his alleged statements.

When contacted, Rep. Kolubah said he cannot subject himself to Cllr. Martin for any investigation.

“If that County Attorney is under the influence of drugs, I am an elected representative of my people not appointed as the County Attorney; therefore, I cannot submit myself to him,” Rep. Kolubah vowed.

Challenge to Opposition Leaders

Fallah, who chairs the House of Representatives’ Committee on Ways, Means and Finance, has also sent out an open challenge to three opposition leaders: Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine, Liberty Party (LP), Mr. Alexander B. Cummings, Alternative National Congress (ANC) and Mr. Benoni W. Urey, All Liberian Party (ALP) that he can win them in any given election. He also told these influential gentlemen that President George Weah is not their peer.

“Weah has been tested and tried but if we looked at the three opposition leaders, they have not proven to have what it takes to win elections.”