Nigerian-born Nwabudike resigns as Liberia’s anti-corruption chair amid citizenship row

Published: 3/Feb/2021
Source: The Cable (Abuja)

Ndubusi Nwabudike, a Liberian citizen of Nigerian descent, has offered his resignation as chairman of the country’s anti-corruption commission.

This development is coming in the wake of allegations that he obtained his Liberian citizenship illegally, FrontPage Africa reports.

George Weah, Liberia president, appointed Nwabudike as chairman of Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) in October 2019.

But political opponents had criticised the decision, saying Nwabudike was illegally appointed.

The Liberian senate directed its committee on judiciary to investigate a concern raised by Abraham Darius Dillon, a senator, on Nwabudike’s citizenship.

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Themes: Dual Nationality, Nationality of Politicians
Regions: Liberia
Year: 2021