Liberia: Cllr. Nwabudike Takes Govt to Court over Criminal Court ‘B’ Declaration Of Lack of Document to Corroborate His Naturalization Claims

Published: 8/Apr/2020
Source: Front Page Africa (Monrovia)

Gerald C. Koinyeneh

Monrovia – Lawyers representing the rejected nominee for the Chairperson position of Liberia’s National Elections Commission, Cllr. Ndubusi Nwabudike have filed an application at the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court known as the Civil Law Court against the Government of Liberia seeking to restore his constitutional rights as a citizen of Liberia.

The move comes in the wake of Criminal Court ‘B’ report that there is no document in the archive of the court to prove that Cllr. Nwabudike is a naturalized Liberian citizen as he claims.

Cllr. Nwabudike, defending his Liberian citizenship at the Senate, testified that although he was born to Nigerian parents, he opted to naturalize as a Liberian in 1982 at age 17 year.

The revelation by Cllr. Nwabudike sparked huge indignation from Senators and a large segment of the public including opposition political parties and civil society organizations, and led President George Weah to flip flop on his decision and withdrew his nomination.

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Themes: Nationality of Politicians
Regions: Liberia
Year: 2020