Montserrado’s Sen. Darius Dillon is calling on President George Weah to dismiss the controversial Nigerian heading the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission, Ndubusi Nwabudike.
Amid an ongoing investigation by the Liberia National Bar Association on the authenticity of the citizenship of Ndubusi Nwabudike, the Nigerian-born lawyer has petitioned the Civil Law Court for a declaratory judgement on his Liberian citizenship.
Criminal Court B has disclosed that it has no record of any naturalization document issued to Ndubusi Nwabudike. The Nigerian-born lawyer, who claimed to be a naturalized Liberian citizen, was recently the focus of a nomination controversy at the Senate.
President George Weah has withdrawn two nominations to senior government posts, including that of Ndubusi NwabudikeÂ for chair of the National Elections Commission.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 lawyerâ€™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 Weahâ€™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 Weahâ€™s recent nomination of Ndubusi Nwabudike, a naturalized Liberian, as the new head of the National Elections Commission.