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Nwabudike In Hot Waters Again

By Alex Yomah

The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission’s Chairperson, Cllr. Nbuduisie Nwabubukie is said to have fallen in what appears to be a quagmire that might see him exiting government finally.Cllr. Nwabudike whose nomination was withdrawn by President George Weah due to his questionable citizenship appeared still not off the hook- despite delays from the Liberia Bar Association to investigate and come up with its findings over his citizenship.
In the wake of mounting pressure raised by opposition political parties to have Cllr. Nwakbudike removed as LACC Boss, the Liberian Senate has instructed its Committee to further investigate his citizenship status for action.
On Wednesday the Senate mandated its Committee on Judiciary, claims and Petition to further probe the Liberian citizenship status of Cllr. Ndubusie Nwabudike owing to the fact that he is occupying a position intended for only Liberian citizens.

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Communication to probe the withdrawn NEC Boss designate stemmed from Montserrado County Senator, Abraham Darious Dillon in which he referenced sec. 6.3 of the Act creating the LACC.
In Dillon’s communication, he quoted section 6.3 of the act creating the LACC which he claimed among other things, clearly states that “ Each member of the commission shall be a Liberian citizen of not less than 30 years of age of good moral character in the community, and with proven records in anti-corruption advocacy or professional training and/or experience in law enforcement, accounting, auditing or a related field”.
Legislative sources closed to the Senate says, decision to remove the LACC which solely lies in the hands of the Executive Branch would be a difficult decision-as doing so would unearthed more revelations against both the Senate and the Executive.
It has been reported that the Senate has reportedly signed a bargaining accompanied by an unspecified amount in bribes to confirm but contrarily due to public outcry coupled with pressure from supporting partners, the Senate reneged on its decision.

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