“I Have Never Held Knife Or Arm”

-Koijee Responds To Rep Kolubah’s Allegations

Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Tamba Koijee has denied allegations from Montserrado County electoral district ten Representative Yekeh Kolubah that he (Koijee) masterminded the chaotic situation in his district and further backed thugs to attack his home.

Addressing a  press conference Monday evening, the Monrovia City Mayor who is also the Chairperson of the governing Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) Revolutionary Youth League said he has never handled knife or arm in his life or asked anyone to attack another person.

“I have never held knife or arm. But because of my passion, they prosecute me, they chastise me. I owe no apology for who I am. Why you want to destroy me? I am not bothered by that.

“I am always a victim of lies in this country.  But they can say what they want to say, I am not going after them. This country is not prepared for any form of violence,” he said.

According to Mayor Koijee, he has always been accused because of fear from his detractors, since his days in the opposition.

“On what basis will I harm Yekeh Kolubah? What interest do I have? but they are missing the point. I Jefferson Koijee will never run behind the poor people or any Liberian because I am from down the line as well,” he added.

The CDC Youth League Chair also condemned the violence, saying “we don’t need such and there must be no space for such.”

He lamented that some people have gotten ‘intoxicated’ with hates in the country, but said the Liberian people know them, saying “the Liberian people are not stupid.”

In a related development, the Monrovia City Mayor has admitted to the challenge posed by the huge pile of garbage in the city, but assured the residents and others that amicable solutions are ongoing.

He however called for collective efforts to cleaning the city to ensure it is clean, green and safe for all.

“I am not embarrassed when people place my photo in garbage on the social media. I just need to commend them for the concern that they want Monrovia to be clean. This is public relation for the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) because we need support locally and internationally.

“We need to encourage those people to place more photos in the garbage. We have never shy away from our responsibility,” he said.

Mayor Koijee recounted that the challenge of huge pile of garbage is also due to the decision taken by the World Bank who was 100% responsible in the past for the garbage collection.

“The World Bank was responsible for our waste 100%, but it has since changed. The World Bank is now responsible for 60% while the government of Liberia is 40%, but we need holistic approach in tackling the garbage in the city and other cities in the country.” He appealed.

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