Alexander Cummings Accuses Gov’t for the Constant Attacks on Yekeh Kolubah’s Life

 Julius T. Jaesen, II

The Political Leader of the Alternative National Congress and Chairman of the Collaborating Political Parties has condemned the constant harassment and attacks on the life of District 10 Representative Yekeh Kolubah by people believed to be supporters of President George Manneh Weah and the Coalition for Democratic Change.

On yesterday, September 28, 2020, Rep. Yekeh Kolubah alleged that his home on the Old Road was vandalized by thugs and supporters of president Weah who were taken at his residence by officials of the Liberia National Police directly under the instruction of Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee. Rep. Kolubah alleged that two televisions along with several items belonging to his tenants were taken away by thugs of the CDC and supporters of the president.

But speaking on a local radio station in Monrovia, the spokesperson of the Liberia National Police, Mr Moses Carter has refuted the claims made by Representative Yekeh Kolubah. According to Mr Carter, preliminary findings in the possession of the LNP say Hon. Kolubah is in a land conflict with a man identified to be Kollie who is also a neighbour of the lawmaker. Moses Carter told newsmen that Kollie alleged that Rep. Kolubah is encroaching on his caretaking property.

“Kollie also alleges that Hon. Kolubah built a structure at the back of his property where he (Yekeh) placed some gangs to intimidate him. So, Kollie too, like Yekeh, organized his own group and moved at the home of Rep. Kolubah and vandalized his property”, Moses Carter explains.

But according to Mr Cummings, he will be convening a special meeting of the CPP to discuss the safety and security of key opposition members and steps they’ll as opposition parties take to protect their members from the constant wave of attacks from supporters of the government. He further said enough is enough to be provoked by regime thugs.

“This morning I spent some time on the phone with Rep. Yekeh Kolubah. What happened at his home last night is unacceptable.  This government continues to provoke Rep. Kolubah with constant harassment and attacks on his person, his home, and his family. Rep. Kolubah remains a member of the ANC and a duly elected lawmaker in the House of Representatives who must be accorded due respect and protection under our laws. The CPP will no longer accept this kind of behaviour from agent provocateurs alleged to be acting on behalf of the government. The CPP has remained peaceful while our members and loudest critics are antagonized and attacked every day”, Mr Cummings asserts.

In his social media post yesterday September 28, 2020, Mr Cummings said the responsibility to maintain the nation’s peace and stability doesn’t not only rest on the shoulders of the CPP but is primarily the responsibility of the government.

Lastly, he said if the constant harassments and attacks on their members do not stop, they’ll be left with no alternative but to defend themselves and their members.

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