What seems to be a scaring situation; reawaking military battle in the city of Monrovia is slowly creeping in as several former Generals of Liberia’s warring factions during the country’s 14-years civil conflict have given Montserrado County District # 10, Representative Yekeh Kolubah 72hrs to report to them or be made to forcibly do so.
Speaking at a press conference in Monrovia Tuesday, the Generals condemned the Montserrado County District 10 lawmaker and famous Liberian political commentator Henry Costa for trying to bring them to public disrepute and warned him to desist from all efforts in trying to impugn their reputation.
The Generals making statements individually frowned on Rep. Kolubah’s constant insults directed at President Weah, and also denied claims by both Kolubah and Costa that they have are been paid to organize a death squad on behalf of the government.
“People refer to us as Ex-Generals and Ex-combatants, but these are the same people they want to use to cause chaos in this country,” General D. Benjamin Taylor, former Chief of Staff of the defunct MODEL warring faction said.
Liberia’s former Generals during the press conference said, they will not allow themselves to be used by any politician to wage war on innocent Liberians, and will stand with all legitimate governments to protect Liberia’s sovereignty.
Former Generals who spoke at the press briefing were Siaffa Norman (NPFL), Daniel Bracewell (AFL), Koffi Doe (LURD), D. Benjamin Taylor (MODEL), and Ofori Diaz (Chairman of the former Generals and formerly of LURD).
Rep. Yekeh Kolubah has been in the news for a long stretch of the Weah’s regime, famously accusing the Liberian President of being involved with the missing banknotes, and criticizing the government of corruption and bad governance. On Sunday, April 14, 2019, Rep. Kolubah led a group of Liberians and pledged their support to the opposition collaboration of the Unity Party, Alternative National Congress, the Liberty Party and the All Liberia Party.
Immediately after Rep. Kolubah’s pledge to support the opposition collaboration, he was summoned to a conference by the Justice Ministry on Monday, April 15, 2019 for comments made during the program. Hon. Kolubah has however refused to honor the communication, prompting the Ministry of Justice issue a warning about his imminent arrest.