Liberia: Korkoya Weeps At Supreme Court

Published: 20/Jun/2017
Source: Liberian Observer

National Elections Commission (NEC) chairman Jerome G. Korkoya challenged political parties, individuals, and organizations demanding to know if he ever took American citizenship to take him to court, but when what he had requested took place yesterday at the Supreme Court, he broke down in tears.

The drama unfolded when Korkoya went to court to defend himself against one of several lawsuits filed against him alleging that he holds dual citizenship while serving as NEC chairman.

In tears, Cllr. Korkoya declared: “This is a dangerous game against me.”

He said that the lawsuit against him “is a clever attempt by politicians to take away my Liberian citizenship and to make me stateless, which decision I do not want for this court to be a part of.”

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Themes: Dual Nationality
Regions: Liberia
Year: 2017