The President of the Liberian National Bar Association (LNBA),Cllr. Tiawon S. Gongloe in what seems to be a blacklist slapped on the head of the a foreign national of one of the integrity institutions, is wondering why President George M. Weah continues to erode public trust in him by keeping Cllr. N. Ndubusi Nwabudike in the office of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), when he should have been arrested, prosecuted and jailed for criminally railroading both the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law and the Liberia National Bar Association.
Urging the international community and other well-meaning partners not to support the poorly attended conference on corruption Cllr. Gongloe said although he does not know what is existing between him and Cllr. Nwabudike that he cannot turn him over to be prosecuted for lying under oath which is perjury when he failed to be confirmed by the Senate as Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC) when he was exposed for falsification of Liberian citizenship; wherein he also lied about his age of naturalization and was denied confirmation, instead of going to be processed by the Justice Minister and sent to prison, President Weah sent him back to LACC.
In a phone-talk-show radio station hosted by a local station on Thursday, September 17, 2020 in Monrovia Cllr. Gongloe noted that it would be preposterous, if not foolhardy for a corrupt individual like Nwabudike to head an anti-corruption entity, adding that it’s like giving a bunch of ripe banana to a monkey to keep, obviously when you come back to check, the banana will not be available.
Defining corruption as an act of dishonesty even if the people are not looking there or present, and noted that President Weah must be keen to know and remember that he is not a king rather a president elected democratically and is under obligation to listen and doe the will of the people of whom they elected him.
He said it would be a serious condemnation and for LNBA to have honored such invitation from Nwabudike to attend a pro- corruption conference when in fact Nwabudike is on record for criminally entering the Law School (a matter that is in court) as a Liberian citizen (pseudo) because the fees paid by bonafide Liberians are less that those paid by foreign nationals, and as long as Weah will remain intransigent by keeping him (Nwabudike) there at LACC, the LNBA will remain intransigent, and while he and Nwabudike are set to win the battle, the LNBA and the people of Liberia will surely win the war.
According to him, when he appointed Mr. Charles Gibson as Justice Minister, who is indeed a legitimate Liberian citizen, appointment was withdrawn after his confirmation underwent some difficulties, and then why he cannot do the same to Nwabudike who lied under oath and marred with fraudulent activities.
Meanwhile, the LNBA recently rejected an invitation to the conference which was scheduled for September 16-17.
The Bar had expelled the LACC Chairman on the basis of fraud after it established that he ‘fraudulently’ presented himself as a Liberian to obtain membership with the Bar.
Cllr. Gongloe also called on donors not to fund the Commission as long as Cllr. Nwabudike remains the head.
“I am calling all foreign partners not to attend or give a dime to that conference because its Nwadubike corrupt,” Cllr. Gongloe said.
He said, President Weah would remove Cllr. Nwabudike from the LACC if he is serious about the fight against corruption. He added that Cllr. Nwabudike lacks the moral to fight corruption.
Cllr. Gongloe maintained that the Bar would not cooperate with the LACC once Cllr. Nwabudike continues to head the entity which is considered as the nation’s foremost anti-graft institution.
He explained that the Act creating the LACC calls for the chairman to be Liberian citizen, yet it has been proven that Cllr. Nwabudike is a Nigerian who forged his Liberian citizenship.
Cllr. Nwabudike’s alleged fraud came to light when he struggled to prove his nationality before the Liberian Senate when he was nominated to serve as chairman of the National Elections Commission.
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