A member of the legal team of the National Movement for Boakai for President (NAMBO), Attorney Bobby Livingstone has disclosed that they will push forward the disqualification of the presidential candidate of the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Senator George Manneh Weahs for possessing a dual citizenship as a U.S. citizen.
Speaking today on a local radio station, Attorney Livingstone record how Senator Weah renewed his U.S. passport in 2013 as a citizen of the United States, for this reason, Attorney Livingstone noted that this development put in place by Senator has disqualified him form contesting the presidency of a country (Liberia) which he had earlier denounced.
He also said the legal team of NOMBA is in full gear to fight the issue concerning Weah’s citizenship, and has also contacted several institutions including the United States embassy, the National Elections Commission, and appropriate legal arms of Liberia in peruse of this case, stressing, “We will do all in our powers that Senator Weah is disqualified from these elections,” Attorney Livingstone told the ELBC radio today.
He accused the CDC of parading people he called, “Thugs” during its campaign launch recently, noting, “We will not be perturb of fighting the case regarding George Weah’s dual citizenship,” he said.
The battle between both the CDC and the UP seems to be deepening as both political parties are trading allegations in these elections.