‘The President Has an Ulterior Motive’

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Augustine Ndubusi Nwabudike, Chairman, LACC

-says CPP

The opposition Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) says the nomination of Cllr. A. Ndubusi Nwabudike as Chairman of the National Elections Commission was done with an ulterior motive to hijack the 2020 senatorial election and the 2023 general and presidential elections.

The Collaborating Political parties (CPP) spokesperson, Mohammed Ali, in a telephone conversation with the Daily Observer quoted the CPP position stating that the nominee has multiple human relations and attitudinal problems and poor in places he has worked beginning from the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) to the Governance and Anti-Corruption Commissions, positions to which he was named but never confirmed by the Senate.

Furthermore, the CPP is of the view that the nominee who is serving in a tenured position at the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) cannot leave a tenured position for another when the tenure of the position he occupies has not expired.

The CPP, according to Ali, says Nwabudike’s appointment from one institution to the other only tells the President’s anterior motive.

“This guy is not the only qualified Liberian for the job. There are many qualified Liberians to head the NEC; we will rally around our senators and other senators to ensure that he is not confirmed,” Ali said.

Besides Nwabudike, Floyd Sayor, the principal character at the center of controversy surrounding electoral fraud from the 2017 presidential elections to the 2019 District 15 by-election, is one of those nominated as a commissioner, an appointment the CPP views as a pretext to maintain and retain the old system of fraud.

“He has been involved with data fraud at the NEC which has the propensity to stir up conflict in a crucial matter like elections,” the CPP says.

As crucial elections are upcoming, which include the Senatorial mid-term elections and the 2023 Presidential and Legislative elections, Cllr. Nwabudike is appealing to Liberians to give him the chance and judge him by his handling of the upcoming Senatorial election.

Solo Kelgbeh, Presidential Press Secretary, told Daily Observer in a telephone interview yesterday that it is left with the Senate to confirm or deny the nominees.

“The president has the appointing power, and he appoints people who will deliver,” he said.

Kelgbeh said, “It is obvious that whoever that is appointed and is not in their interest is also unqualified, they have the right to go to the Senate not to confirm him.”

It may be recalled that President Weah, on March 21, nominated Cllr. Nwabudike as Chairman of the NEC to replace Jerome Korkoyah whose tenure expires this month. Nwabudike’s nomination is subject to confirmation by the Senate.

Others nominated along with Nwabudike include Davidetta Browne Lansanah, Co-Chairman, Cllr. Ernestine Morgan-Awar, Commissioner, Floyd Sayor, Commissioner, Barsee Kpangbai, Commissioner, Josephine Kou Gaye, Commissioner.

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  • Hannah N. Geterminah is a 2016 graduate of the Peter Quaqua School of Journalism with diploma and series of certificates in journalism from other institutions. She has lots of knowledge/ experience in human interest, political, Health, women and children stories. Hannah has worked with the Daily Observers Newspaper and the Liberian media for the past years and has broken many stories. Contact reporter; [email protected] WhatsApp;0770214920

16 COMMENTS

  1. This appointment shows once again, how this George Weah administration is staffed with nothing but bunch of opium-smoking dummies who don’t know jack, what the heck they’re doing.

    As alluded to by the CPP, a tenured appointee could only be removed from office for a cause including corruption, moral turpitude, other unsavory characterization, etc. One of the advisors at that darn mansion, or is it Foreign Affairs? should have whisper this in the ears of our dumb dumb president. This goes to further prove that those so-called advisors are being paid fat salaries and allowances every month for nothing, while they continue to run our country in the ground with an ignorant chief as unwitting signatory. The very self-interested vices that culminated into our uncivil war. But TWT!

  2. Fula Mo Ali Pres. Weah has absolutely no ulterior motive. His decision or action, motive or intention, tallies with the spirit and letter of the Liberian Constitution, and is altruistic, and public spirited, as opposed to the Unity Party’s government’s appointment of a foreigner as NEC’S CHAIRMAN FOR THE TWELVE YEARS OF Unity Party’s incumbency.

    In other words, Fula Mo Ali, you are extremely stupid, unprincipled, dishonest, corrupt, and lack of integrity. as self evident when your Unity Party Government as a matter of its hidden agenda, covert objective, concealed motive, clandestine basis, self serving desires when your Unity Party government, in total and extreme violations of the Liberian Constitution appointed as NEC’S Chairman a guy who was and who is a U.S. Citizen! At that time your Fula backside danced and rejoiced for your party. appointing a foreigner as NEC’S CHAIRMAN FOR THE TWELVE YEARS OF Unity Party’s incumbency.

  3. Mo Ali, your statement below you claim is from your so called CPP IS MALODOROUSLY RIDICULOUS AND DSGUSTINGLY SILLY!

    How on earth can you claim the appointee or nominee should not be appointed to another tenured position because he is a tenured appointed public servant? But at the same time you are telling us the very nominee was named but never confirmed by the Senate”?

    Mr. Fool, once the nominee ”was named but never confirmed by the Senate”, that makes it legal, legitimate, and constitutional to appoint him to whichever tenured position in accordance with pleasure and will of the President! DON’T BE A FOOL!! You are so unschooled, and ignorant but want to be ”spokesmen”. You better go back to school

  4. Mo Ali is picking fights. The picking of fights for publicity purposes is childish.

    If anyone has an ulterior motive, it’s not Weah, but rather Mo Ali and his band of associates within the CPP.

    PROBLEM:
    The CPP people are not vision-oriented. They pick senseless fights in order to raise their profile. That’s not good for Liberia.

  5. Well if the politically handpicked former Governor of the country’s Central Bank who bluntly stated that as an appointed Governor, his mandate was to follow the instructions of George, than to establish sound monetary policy of the Bank is any thing to go , the result was a failure of his directive from George. And that is exactly what is on the minds of many Liberians including Mr. Mo Ali . Such ulterior motives have destroyed the so-called national oil company by the previous regime, and judging by what happened to the nation’s Central Bank, is likely to happen to the Election Commission with the same mandate to follow through on instructions from George and his presidency. The independent of the oil company was destroyed by the previous regime, and the independent of the nation’s Central Bank was destroyed by George, and it is likely he is planning to politically destabilized and destroyed the independent of the Elections Commission for his own selfish political interests and agenda. These are facts.

    • James Davis, arguendo, we may tolerate your senselessness, but not your ”illiterate man’s grammar’ hereunder.

      ‘The independent of the oil company….’

      ”the independent of the nation’s Central Bank

      ”the independent of the Elections Commission”

      You need to study your parts of speech.

      Next time please use THE NOUN AND NOT THE ADJECTIVE.

      You should have written ”THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE ”BLA BLA BLA’. And not this trash you have written below

      ”The independent of the oil company….’

      ”the independent of the nation’s Central Bank

      ”the independent of the Elections Commission”.

      • Mr. Concerned Citizen, many thanks for the grammatical errors. No hard feelings, but the objective of the post still stands. Again, no hard feelings, young man.

  6. I think we should all be worried and concerned about public safety at this time. What is urging so much that a key player and arbiter of our democracy can be appointed at this point in time when the world is fighting a deadly disease which is crippling all economies and sparing none?

    Anyway, after a scrutiny of the profile of the newly appointed chairman of the NEC, we understand why the CDC and Weah have decided to make this appointment now.
    “Liberians and the world are fighting a pandemic, the appointment will go unnoticed, so let’s do it now”, said Weah’s cunny political advisors.

    Mr. President, your foremost concern now should be to provide the required resources to public health workers to fight this devastating pandemic.
    Ask historians to refresh your mind of the consequences of the 1985 rigged elections.
    Get a fair support of the people like you did in 2017. Leave out other considerations, please!

    No more war in Liberia!

    • Get a fair support against all odds ? Going by the song being played by George, he was cheated 2005 and he did not rebelled against the electoral system that allegedly cheated him. The same song was played out by him in the 2011 presidential elections. Again , George claimed that he was cheated, and for the sakes of peace and stability, he George took a back seat to political rebellion. And besides, the previous regime appointed an alleged US citizen without proof to that accusation. A case the Supreme Court refused to hear because of its political nature. And George did not rebelled against that appointment. Now George is of the opinion that it is his time around, just as the previous regime appointed someone with questionable nationality, he can do the same. And just as the 2005 and 2011 elections were in his opinion rigged in favor of his political opponent, and that he did not rebelled, and the people did nothing, no one should be concerned or complaining about it now . Especially if he is doing what was done to him politically. After all according to him , what goes around politically comes around. And it is a political debt that the people have to pay to George for the 2005 and 2011 elections at any cost. 2017 was then , this is 2020 and moving forward. George is ready for the political fight. And it is on. Coronavirus or no Coronavirus, it is his time. And the opposition better be prepared for that fight. No doubt about that one.

  7. Mr Concerned Citizen is a scholar and a gentleman! I agree with you Mr. Citizen. The manner in which you gave your correction is mild.

    My only problem is whether Mr. Concerned Citizen is a relative of Mr. Concerned Liberian. My man, don’t laugh. Tell me the God truth. Y’all related?

  8. I will NOT approve many on those lists because of their foreign backgrounds? It is not only Cllr. A. Ndubusi Nwabudike, who are these people?

    National Election Commission:
    Cllr. A. Ndubusi Nwabudike Chairman
    Davidetta Browne Lansanah Co-Chairman
    Cllr. Ernestine Morgan-Awar

  9. Hon. Peter Curran,
    You failed to respectfully tell your readers why it’ would be impossible to give approval to the people who have been appointed.

    Curran, are you prejudiced against foreigners? Be forthcoming, Hon. Curran. Express yourself.

    • Mr. Hney et All,

      1. 1970, I was in the 4th grade in monrovia. I remembered the news at that time that Liberian were
      being deported from Ghana, etc. I am not against Ghanian. They do promote their country first;
      which is nice.
      2. I traveled many years as a student. I know what immigration is. Liberia’s immigration is broken.
      Do you know what “Father Land” is?
      That phrase is being used in Germany, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria and everywhere.
      3. That man’s FatherLand is Nigeria.

      4. You asked if I’m against foreigners?
      No. I am not against Missionaries. I would even support any of the Lutheran Missionaries to become
      president, minister, etc because they know how to develop people and are very educated.
      Why do we need foreigners who are themselves not able?
      Why do we need thausands of Guinean and others to migrate to Liberia when they are illiterate like US?
      Why do we need more than 15 tribes in Liberia when there are already lots of issues with our native tribes?
      Liberia’s immigration will ofcourse run into massive issues.

      God bless Liberia

  10. Here’s an interesting irony – a naturalized citizen cannot be president, but he can determine who gets to be president!!! God help us

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