Liberia: ‘No One Has Right to Question My Citizenship’ – Chairman Korkoya

Published: 20/Jun/2017
Source: Front Page Africa (Monrovia)

Monrovia – The Chairman of the National Election Commission, Cllr. Jerome George Korkoya, facing a mountain of allegations from some Liberians that he holds an American citizenship, says those making the claim are opening a Pandora box.

Report by Kennedy L. Yangian

Mr. Korkoya, who could not confirm or deny the allegation that he holds an American citizenship, explained that no private citizen has the right to question him regarding the allegation, but only the Attorney General of Liberia.

Said Cllr. Korkoyah: “It hurts me when lawyers are misrepresenting the facts.”

“This latest allegation is not coming from a political party or group of concerned Liberians but from an individual. Let me say that a private citizen cannot question me on this matter rather it should be the Attorney General.

The NEC boss made the assertion when he took the stand in his own behalf at the Supreme Court on Monday during a chamber hearing over petition for a prohibition filed by veteran politician and economist, Dr. Togba Nah-Tipoteh, to Justice-in-Chamber, Phillip A.Z. Banks.

Dr. Tipoteh’s petition to the high court alleged that Korkoya was born in Liberia but renounced his duty of allegiance to Liberia and sought American citizenship which is evidenced by the American passport he holds.

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Themes: Dual Nationality
Regions: Liberia
Year: 2017