By Martin K. N. Kollie
Nwabudike has miserably failed “The Citizenship Test (TCT)”. His score is too tragic to reveal. He is unfit to even be called for Confirmation Hearing. It will be an affront to our Senators for a con man like Ndubusi to even be called for vetting. I will challenge him in a 20-page argument to be published tomorrow. This academic paper will consider 10 contexts that are mainly intended to render Pres. Weah’s choice for NEC Chairmanship legally flawed and logically inappropriate. Of course, Ndubusi can better be described as a “Procus Reprobi” (an unfit nominee).
Since this universe was formed, no nation has ever entrusted its electoral commission with a naturalized citizen. From Africa to America, this hasn’t happened. From Australia to Antarctica, no country has done this. From Europe to Asia, this world is yet to witness such a tragic democratic precedent. Why must it always be Liberia? Preferring Ndubusi to occupy such a very strategic post is a reflection of zero reasoning and a semblance of zigzag logic.
In the last 35 years, Liberia has had native-born Liberians as Chairpersons of NEC. Here are facts to consider:
- A) Former Chairpersons of NEC since 1985:
1) Emmet Harmon – NEC Chair, 1985 Elections – Native born Liberian from Montserrado Co.
2) G. Henry Andrews – NEC Chair, 1997 Elections – Native born Liberian from Grand Gedeh Co.
3) Francis Johnson Morris-Allison – NEC Chair, 2005 Elections – Native born Liberian from Bomi Co.
4) James Fromoyan – NEC Chair, 2011 Elections – Native born Liberian from Lofa Co.
5) Jerome Korkoya – NEC Chair, 2017 Elections – Native born Liberian from Bong Co.
- B) Current Chairpersons of Electoral Commissions from a few Countries in Africa:
1) Mahmood Yakubu – INEC Chair of Nigeria – Native born Nigerian from Bauchi State, Northern Nigeria
2) Mohamed M. N. Conteh – NEC Chair of Sierra Leone – Native born Sierra Leonean from Komrabai, Koya Chiefdom
3) Amadou Salif Kébé – INEC Chair of Guinea – Native born Guinean from Guéckédou
- C) Current Chairpersons of Electoral Commissions from a few Countries out of Africa:
1) Steven T. Walther – FEC Chair of USA – Native born American from Reno, Nevada
2) Tom Rogers – AEC Chair of Australia – Native born Australian from Canberra
3) Lee Chin-yung – CEC Chair of Taiwan – Native born Taiwanese from Sihu, Yunlin
Where is Cllr. A. Ndubusi Nwabudike coming from to head NEC of Liberia? He is’nt a Liberian, not even a “Naturalized Liberian”. It is going to more than a week now and he cannot even prove his wild and ill-fated claim of being a “Naturalized Liberian”.
He does not even have any of these to show:
- a) Certificate of Naturalization issued by Liberia;
- b) Certificate of Renunciation issued by Nigeria.
Ndubusi has indeed failed “The Citizenship Test”. Even if we decide to reduce the complexity of this test for him to only show us copies of his “Declaration of Intent for Naturalization (DIN)” and his “Petition for Naturalization (PN)” which are legal requirements contained in Section 21.2 and Section 21.3 of 2014 Alien and Nationality Law of Liberia, Ndubusi will still flunk this test. This is too pathetic on his part.
We are calling for his immediate dismissal as Chairman of LACC and his de-licensing as a practicing lawyer in Liberia. Ndubusi has survived this grave FRAUD for more than a decade now. The Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA) MUST also de-member Cllr. A. Ndubusi Nwabudike for committing PERJURY. He must be held in contempt by The Supreme Court of Liberia and prosecuted for such criminal offense.
What is wrong with Liberia? What kind of government is this? Is George M. Weah along with his cronies in a state of trance? The insistence of Pres. Weah to impose this Criminal of a Lawyer on Liberians, in a futile effort to rig 2020 and 2023 polls, is a recipe for national crisis and chaos.
Only in Weah’s Liberia, a “Naturalized Citizen” can be appointed to Chair such strategic, autonomous, and a constitutionally established public Commission like NEC. This tragic democratic precedent is a form of sacrilege against our Republic.