Liberia: Lebanese to Contest

Published: 25/May/2017
Source: The New Republic (Monrovia)

A man believed to be a Lebanese national has planned to contest for the representative seat in the upcoming general and presidential elections. Mr. Abdalah M. Housseini was born to the parentage of a Liberian mother and a Lebanese father.

The Real Volunteers for Liberia’s Transformation (REVOLT) said it is concerned about a foreign national, who is claiming to be a Liberian citizen. This individual has expressed his desire to contest in the upcoming presidential and legislative elections.

In a release issued signed by the national chairman Dio Appleton on Wednesday in Monrovia, the group said it has documents in its possession that revealed that Mr. Abdalah M. Housseini is not a Liberian.


The group used the occasion to call on the Ministry of Justice through the Liberia Immigration Services to immediately begin an investigation of this Lebanese national, who is masquerading as a citizen of Liberia.

“We are aware and have the evidence that he dubiously earned a Liberian naturalization document in 2005 during the interim government of Charles Gyude Bryant. It remains a clear fact that a foreigner is not allowed to participate in our elections or any activity that is restricted to the participation of only Liberians, REVOLT said in the release.


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Themes: Ethnic/Racial/Religious, Nationality of Politicians
Regions: Liberia
Year: 2017