Boakai Movement Urges NEC To Disqualify CDC Political Leader, George Weah

Mr. Robert Kpadeh, Secretary General NAMBO

After pulling huge crowds in Monrovia and its environs last weekend to launch its political campaign for the October 10, 2017 general and presidential elections, the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Senator George Manneh Weah  has been accused by the National Movement to Support Boakai (NAMBO) of holding a dual citizenship as an American.

Addressing a news conference yesterday, August 21, 2017, the Secretary General of NAMBO, Robert Kpadeh said  his organization has already instructed its legal team to pursue the issue through the National Elections Commission, making sure that the CDC political leader is disqualified for his dual citizenship status as an American.

There are claims that Ambassador George Manneh Weah, Political leader of the main opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) is holder of American passport

Displaying the passport of Senator Weah as a US citizen, the NAMBO official said the refusal of the NEC to disqualify Senator Weah from participating in these pending elections, his organization will have no alternative but to reach the Supreme Court on the issue.

However, critics of NAMBO’s statement speaking on local radio stations regarding the threat by the pro-Boakai group condemned the statement, and said it is belated, and urged the group to pay attention to the ongoing campaign for the 2017 elections.

For ordinary Liberians who spoke to our staff noted with great disappointment, and said Liberians are not prepare to backward, and further said the coming 2017 elections should be transparent and  free of violence.

Reacting to the NAMBO’s statement on a local radio station, an official of the CDC, Mulbah Morlu described the statement issued by the pro-Boakai group asking for the disqualification of his presidential candidate, Senator George M. Weah.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.