Cllr. Ndubusi Nwabudike Who Is Drowning In ‘Fake Liberian Citizenship’ Has Been Expelled  By The Liberia National Bar Association

Cllr. A. Ndubusi Nwabudike

After months of his contentious Liberian citizenship, backed with fake documents of his date of birth, the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA) haswith immediate effect expelled Cllr. Ndubusi Nwabudike from forming part of the Bar and deleting his name from any record within the LNBA.

This latest action taken Cllr. Nwabudike who is also the current chairman of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission has publicly tainted his quest for any contract being craved for in Liberia.

Cllr. Nwabudike whose nomination by the Liberian leader, President George Manneh Weah as Chairman of the National Elections Commission which sparked serious concern with many calling on the Liberian leader to withdraw his nomination from the Liberian Senate became a reality when the President withdrew that nomination.

It may be recalled, Senator Abraham Darius Dillon (LP, Montserrado County) called for the intervention of the Liberian Senate in getting Cllr. Ndubuisi Nwabudike out of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) over controversies surrounding his Liberian citizenship.

Senator Dillon, in a communication to the Senate’s Plenary, stated that Part IV Section 6.3 of the Act creating the LACC requires that only citizens of Liberia are eligible to serve as Commissioner of the anti-graft institution, and Cllr. Nwabudike, as Chairman does not meet the criteria “Mr. Pro-temp we hold strongly that Mr. Ndubuisi Nwabudike, a Citizen of Nigeria by birth has not demonstrated or proven to be a Liberian and manner of acquisition of Liberian Citizenship, as he claimed before this august body during his confirmation hearings,” Senator Dillon wrote in his letter.

He added that his communication was intended to formally invite the intervention of the Senate over the issue of grave national concern.

He urged his colleagues to take proper and appropriate measures to uphold, protect and defend the integrity and credibility of the LACC.

Meanwhile, Section 6.3 of the LACC Act as referenced by Senator Dillon states that “Each member of the Commission shall be a Liberian Citizen of not less than thirty (30) years of age of good moral character in the community, and with proven records in anticorruption advocacy or professional training and/or experience in law, law enforcement, accounting, auditing or a related field.

It adds: “The membership of the commission shall also be drawn to reflect the broad spectrum of society, provided further that no two commissioners shall have the same county of origin and all five not be of the same gender.”

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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.