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–Weah rejects Pro-temp post

Montserrado County Senator-elect George Weah, says he has no interest in becoming President Pro-Tempore for the Liberian Senate contrary to media speculation here. Weah spoke publicly on the issue for the first time after a formal certification program held for elected senators Saturday, 3 January 2015 at the National Elections Commission on 9th Street Sinkor in Monrovia.

The post has been left vacant following the defeat of Senator Milton Gbehzongar Findley of Grand Bassa County in the December 20, 2014 Special Senatorial Elections.

Speaking to reporters after his certification by the NEC, Weah said his first priority is to lobby and bring investors to Liberia.

He noted that one needs not to become Senate Pro-Tempore in order to bring investment to Montserrado County or Liberia.

This is the first time the Montserrado County Senator-elect has spoken of his plans for the county that elected him as Senator.

He promised to use his legislative oversight to lobby for funds to build hand pumps for residents, who are in dire need of safe drinking water in Montserrado County.

Senator Weah said he will also lobby for transport buses to ease the transportation needs of the people of Montserrado.

He said as Senator, debate in plenary will not be his priority, but will however collaborate with his colleagues in debating issues that are in the interest of the Liberian people.

The two times defeated presidential candidate said his work will not be limited to plenary debate but rather working to improve the living condition of the people by lobbying for international assistance.

By Edwin G. Genoway, Jr

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