Lofa Religious, Traditional Leaders Condemn Rep. Kolubah’s Insults Against Pres. Weah

Several religious and traditional leaders in Lofa County have frowned on Montserrado County District #10 Representative Yekeh Kolubah for inflammatory and insulting statements against President George Manneh Weah.

Speaking to the Liberia News Agency (LINA) in Voinjama over the weekend, the Senior Pastor of the Faith Healing God’s Ministries International located on the outskirts of Voinjama City, Pastor George Ndebe and Old man Zubah Jallah of the Lofa County branch of the National Traditional Council of Chiefs and Elders of Liberia, said unbecoming statements against the Liberian leader by Kolubah are unethical, pointing out that such statements must be condemned by every Liberian, including, lawmakers,  religious and traditional leaders, and civil society organizations, as well as youth and women groups.

Pastor Ndebe and Old Man Jallah indicated that gone are the days when people used derogatory statements against a national leader, noting that such behavior by Kolubah must be condemned because it could incite violence, thereby undermining the peace and stability Liberians are currently enjoying.

The two religious and traditional leaders want Liberians, especially the youth, to avoid giving credence to such acts, stressing that such conduct is not in the best interest of the country.

The two men said if Liberians must enjoy the current peace and stability, there was need for the people to denounce acts of lawlessness, and called on heads of the National Traditional Council of Chiefs and Elders of Liberia, religious leaders, CSOs, and other stakeholders to swiftly intervene for Representative Kolubah to refrain from these unacceptable acts, as he was elected by the Liberian people to represent them in that august body, rather than to engage manners that could stir “unrest and disgrace” to the office he occupies.

The two men pointed out that such practice by Kolubah does not represent Liberia’s religious and cultural tradition, and further called on him to desist.

Meanwhile, Pastor Ndebe and Mr. Jallah are calling on both houses of the National Legislature to use their legislative rules against Representative Kolubah to stop him from using uncalled for remarks and making baseless and unfounded accusations that have the propensity to bring the President’s reputation into disrepute, the ultimate objective of such infantile acts.

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