President George Weah has withdrawn two nominations to senior government posts, including that of Ndubusi Nwabudike for chair of the National Elections Commission.
The Liberia National Bar Association has mandated its Grievance and Ethics Committee to investigate issues around the authenticity of the citizenship of Cllr. Ndubusi Nwabudike. Questions about the Nigerian-born lawyer’s naturalization emerged after he was nominated as chair of the National Elections Commission.
After failing to convince senators that he met the legal eligibility criteria, the confirmation hearing for the Nigerian-born nominee for the chair of the National Elections Commission has been suspended. Meanwhile, four of the six persons nominated to head the National Elections Commission have been confirmed.
The citizenship of George Weah’s pick for the chairmanship of the National Elections Commission came under serious questioning during his confirmation hearing at the Senate on Monday.
A consortium of civil society organizations covering elections in Liberia, the Elections Coordinating Committee, says it opposes President George Weah’s recent nomination of Ndubusi Nwabudike, a naturalized Liberian, as the new head of the National Elections Commission.
In accordance with the New Elections Law, the Upper Nimba Magistrate of the National Elections Commission, began destroying sensitive and non-sensitive materials used during the 2017 presidential and legislative elections.
With less than seven months to go until senatorial elections in October this year, the National Elections Commission says the elections may not go ahead if the government fails to provide the US$17 million in funding it promised the commission.
As Liberians gear up to vote in the pending senatorial elections in October this year, the former county coordinator of the Liberia Institute for Statistic and Geo-Information Services, Alexander Nah Slewion, has announced his intentions to contest the seat currently held by Sen. Augustine Chea.