President George Manneh Weah on Tuesday has accepted the resignation of Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission’s Chairperson, Cllr. A. Ndubusi Nwabudike.
The Executive Mansion said, Pres. Weah received the resignation and thanked the LACC’s Boss for his service to the Country.
Cllr. Nwabudike’s resignation takes effect as of February 26, 2021. He was appointed LACC’s Chairperson in October 2019 having previously served as the Governance Commission’s Chairperson in 2018.
Cllr. Nwabudike has been under pressure to maintain the chairmanship of the LACC.
The Senate plenary recently voted unanimously, requesting a report on the confirmation of the current LACC Boss.
The Senate Plenary decided after a complaint was filed by Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon reminding his colleagues about the “illegitimacy” of Cllr. Nwabudike as head of the LACC which he argues is constitutionally meant for born or naturalized citizens to occupy.
In his letter of resignation dated January 27, 2021, Counselor Nwabudike’s thanked President Weah for allowing him to serve his Country.
“The monumental progress made by the Government in the fight against corruption, both in the public and private sectors, is being marred by the public debate of my personality rather than what contribution I can make towards the economic development of our country”, Cllr. Nwabudike said in his letter of resignation.
Continuing, the LACC’s outgoing Executive Chairman said, “it does not serve the overall strategic interest of your government and our people if I were to constitute a distraction from the national agenda that your government is poised to deliver to our people in the next three years of the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).”
As part of his service to Liberia, he worked with and led a five-member team comprising counsellors and prominent Liberians on a Special Presidential Committee to examine allegations made by Global Witness in its report involving the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL). Before this, he also served as “Special Investigator” looking into the usage and misappropriations of donor funds in the agriculture sector (Ministry of Agriculture) 2017.
Dr. Weah received the letter of resignation from Cllr. Nwabudike on Monday, February 1, 2021.