BREAKING NEWS! Sanctioned Nathaniel McGill Nominated as Senatorial Candidate for Margibi
Margibi County — The ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) of President George Weah has nominated the disgraced former Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Nathaniel F. McGill as the party’s senatorial candidate of Margibi County.
McGill and two other top Weah’s officials, Bill Tweahway, former Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA) and Cllr. Sayma Syrenuius Cephus, former Solicitor General of Liberia, were sanctioned in August 2022 by the United States Treasury Department for public corruption. McGill, along with the two, was immediately suspended. They later bowed to public pressure and resigned his post.
Despite the U.S. Government’s warning of a possible sanction against anyone doing business with McGill and his sanctioned colleagues, the CDC has been accused of heavily supporting him and Tweahway in their respective quest to become senators.
At the party’s primary in Margibi, McGill was elected on white ballot, signaling the huge support he enjoys from the party’s hierarchy including President Weah.
The CDC local Chairman, Daddy Gibson cast the symbolic vote for McGill. With his nomination, McGill, once the most influential official of the Weah’s administration, has overcome a major hurdle in his quest to return to politics, this time, as an elected official.
He will now focus his attention on the National Elections Commission which has the authority to either accept or reject his application to contest. But first, he has to look up to the Supreme Court, which is expected to hear a complaint filed against him and the two sanctioned officials by a group of Liberians calling on the High Court to compel the state to prosecute them for their alleged crimes.