Speaking to reporters on Monday, June 8, 2020 at his Old Road District Office, outside Monrovia, Rep. Yekeh averred that the House of Representatives has turned into a “remote control place” instead of what it should originally be like an Honorable area.
“I have not been at my Capitol Building Office for about a month now, but I have been working from my District Office,” he told reporters. When asked why is he not working from his official office- the Capitol Building Office, he said he does not want to be “polluted like some of his colleagues”.
The Capitol Building is the seat of the Liberian Legislature. He accentuated that he is not in the know of any “money distribution issue” among lawmakers and has not been to work for about a month neither is his name or signature on any document.
The controversial Montserrado lawmaker further asserted that despite being allegedly suppressed by the Executive Branch of the Liberian Government financially, he remains the people’s Representative of District # 10 Montserrado County and is undertaking projects in his district from his salary and not from district development money.
“I have built some bridges in my district as part of my development projects and intends to do more,” he bragged.
Moreover, he also claimed that his recent rice distribution to his people is also part of his projects.
“I have the support of my people and they believe in me, as such, I am confidence of reelection and if I am not reelected, I will jump in the ocean and kill myself,” Yekeh vowed.
According to him, “political tactics” to make him unpopular in his district and to distract him from his real focus and to work for the people will not be achieved allegedly by the Executive Branch of the Liberian Government.