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Thursday, June 20, 2024

REP. YEKEH KOLUBAH VOWS TO CHALLENGE PRESIDENT BOAKAI AMID GROWING TENSIONS

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MONROVIA – Representative Yekeh Kolubah of Montserrado County District #10 has issued a strong statement against President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, promising to make the country “unbearable” for the Liberian leader over the next six years. This vow comes as a response to what Kolubah perceives as the President’s failure to meet the expectations of the Liberian people.

Speaking from Ghana, where he is undergoing medical treatment, Rep. Kolubah appeared on Voice of Liberia (VOL) this morning to express his frustrations with the current state of affairs under the Unity Party-led government. One of his primary concerns is the recent actions of the Liberia National Police towards motorcyclists. The police have mandated that all motorcyclists must wear helmets and other safety gear, a requirement Kolubah argues is unrealistic given the economic conditions in the country.

“Let me say this to the people. It’s bad to be deceptive today to the young people,” Kolubah remarked. He criticized the inconsistency in enforcing the helmet law, pointing out that Vice President Jeremiah Koung did not wear a helmet during his campaign tours, and motorcyclists escorting President Boakai also did not adhere to this rule.  Kolubah suggested that the new helmet mandate is a form of harassment and a scheme to profit at the expense of struggling motorcyclists, alleging that police are involved in a scheme with businessmen to sell helmets.

It can be recalled that on Wednesday, May 15, Rep. Kolubah called on the police to grant motorcyclists in Monrovia a one-month grace period to obtain necessary documents, including insurance and registration. The representative cited concerns about the abrupt enforcement of these requirements, which has caught many riders off guard.

Rep. Kolubah expressed worries that the sudden implementation of these regulations could lead to tensions between motorcyclists and law enforcement officers. He emphasized the importance of providing motorcyclists with sufficient time to comply with the law to avoid unnecessary conflicts.

“Giving motorcyclists a month to get their paperwork in order would prevent unnecessary conflict and ensure they are fully compliant with the law,” Hon. Kolubah stated. “This adjustment period is crucial for a smooth transition and will help maintain peace on the streets of Monrovia.”

However, the lawmaker also criticized government officials for nepotism and lack of accountability, accusing them of employing family members and failing to properly investigate and address issues. He questioned the legitimacy of local government appointments and expressed frustration over the lack of representation for Montserrado County.

“I will make that country hot for the next six years because [President Boakai] has refused to live up to the expectations of the people,” Kolubah declared. He also mentioned unverified reports of President Boakai traveling on a private jet to Guinea Bissau, further fueling his criticism of the administration’s priorities and actions.

Rep. Kolubah’s statements reflect a deepening political divide and foreshadow ongoing tensions between him and the President, suggesting a contentious political landscape for Liberia in the coming years.

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