Youth and Student leader activist, Martin K. N. Kollie has described recent actions by ex-rebel generals as embarrassing, and such actions by the ex-rebel generals shouldn’t be encouraged by Liberians. He said the ex-rebel general are hired and paid by the Weah-led administration to instigate havoc and lawlessness among peaceful citizens. Making the statement over the weekend in Monrovia, Martin said that the democratic gains of the country are fast diminishing under ex-Soccer Star President Weah and that it is time for patriots and nationalists to stand in defense of the nation’s sovereignty and hard-earned democratic reputation, saying history will judge Liberians us if Liberians remain silent in the midst of these emerging contradictions.
The Youth and Student activist further said, government’s action to arrest Montserrado County District # 10 Representative Yekeh Kolubah was wrong and it should be condemned by Liberians. “Rep. Yekeh Kolubah has done nothing wrong. Yekeh is a patriot and the lone voice in our National Legislature. Therefore, any form of arrest on his person as a result of his critical stance will be considered as a declaration of war on our democracy and all Liberians. And we will not only protect Hon. Kolubah, but we will vehemently resist such vicious plot to undermine our country’s peace and security,” Martin Kolkie said. Martin continued: “President Weah and Min. Nathaniel McGill hired and paid ex-Rebel Generals to forcibly arrest Hon. Kolubah. Who are they to give an elected official a 72-hour ultimatum to report himself or risk being dragged?”
“Gone are the days of dictatorship – we say no to a domineering presidency. It is sad that our country only has one branch of government under President Weah. The other 2 branches are dead.”
“These murderers who should be imprisoned must refrain from beating war drum. They should be held liable for killing over 250,000 of our countrymen”. According to Martin, the government is creating a fertile ground for them to justify the heinous atrocities they once committed, adding that by now, all of the ex-rebel generals should be arrested and imprisoned. But the government won’t because it is an accomplice and a chief-sponsor of this anti-democratic and malevolent precedent. Warmongers and ex-Rebel Generals are regrouping after 15-years of the country’s bitter past occasioned by mass carnage and bloodletting.
He emphasized that such action by ex-rebel general has raised a disturbing alarm and it is a threat to collective security and peace. “We will stand up against this with every fiber of our being. Democracy, peace and the rule of law must prevail. We want to reemphasize the urgency for the establishment of a War and Economic Crimes Court. We call on the AU, ECOWAS, UN, EU and US Embassy near Monrovia to prevail upon the Weah-led government to establish this court. The establishment of this Court is non-negotiable in my opinion.”
“Gone are the days of dictatorship – we say no to a domineering presidency. It is sad that our country only has one branch of government under President Weah. The other 2 branches are dead. The Legislature is rubber-stamped while the Judiciary is compromised. In fact, justice is on sale and it has become the cheapest commodity under Weah. “The democratic gains of our nation are fast diminishing. A newborn dictator is emerging – Patriots MUST stand up to SAVE Liberia. Therefore, a new movement named and styled “Revolutionary Patriots in Defense of Yekeh Kolubah – REPDOYEK” has been formed. This movement will defend and protect Hon. Yekeh Kolubah and all patriotic lawmakers who are standing up for a NEW LIBERIA.”
He added: “If Rep. Acarous Gray and Rep. Thomas Fallah think that they can initiate a plot to suspend or expel Rep. Yekeh Kolubah from the 54th National Legislature like they are bragging about doing to Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh, they have to think again. Any action of such may plunge our country into a national crisis and evoke a new revolution of popular people’s action. Probably they haven’t read Article 42 of the 1986 Constitution.” “Yesterday, Acarous Gray said, “he will give Madam Sirleaf a bitter Liberia”. Morlu also said he will make Liberia ungovernable. They held caskets – threw stones – vandalized properties and disdainfully abused Sirleaf and other ranking members of her government, no one asked ex-Generals to give them a 72-hour ultimatum. They need to refrain from provoking violence. Liberia is not owned by Mr. Weah or CDC.” Martin concluded saying, they remain very concerned about maintaining peace and stability, and that Weah-led government must refrain from provoking public disconten. Story/www.smartnews.com
Main pic: Martin Kollie