“I Will Not be one-term President”
-Weah's rejects opposition claims
By: Emmanuel wise Jipoh
President George Weah has sharply reacted to opposition claims, that they will make him a one-time President, expressing overwhelming confidence that he will be re-elected through a pure democratic process. He said his tangibles will speak for him, at the ballot box.
Liberians are expected to go to the poll later this year in October in a general and presidential elections.
President Weah and his Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) is seeking re-election in what is expected to be a tense battle.
The elections which are months away come at a time Mr. Weah has been hugely criticized by members of the Opposition Community, for what they termed as infusing hardship on Liberians, and driving the country backwards.
Opposition CPP headed by former Coca-Cola Executive Alexander B. Cummings recently led thousands of citizens to protest hardship here, while demanding change during a peaceful rally styled; “We Tiyah Suffering”.
The rally was aimed at sending a message to the outside world that Liberians are suffering under the leadership of Mr. Weah.
Mr. Cummings has repeatedly vowed to make Mr. Weah a one-term president-something which has been echoed by other opposition figures including former vice president Joseph Boakai.
But speaking Thursday, 26th January 2023, when he toured the refurbished Mini- Sports Pitch in the densely populated township of West Point, Montserrado, electoral district # 7, Weah dismissed the opposition claim, saying he will be re-elected ahead of them.
Mr. Weah described such claims as bad luck, boasting that he has done so much in his short term as President, with so much developments that Liberians are enjoying today.
He said because of the ongogin developments he has brought to the country Liberians will overwhelmingly elect him in the pending election to complete his development program.
He argued that there is no one within the opposition that can make him a one-term president because of his achievements.
“Those People, that repose the confidence in me, and make me President, ” are seeing unprecedented developments in every area, and these are the same people, who are satisfied with the work I’m doing for this country, and will overwhelmingly re-elect me, and nobody, can stop it, President Weah, said.
I got the hieroglyphics for the entire nation. Young or old. Top or Regular. Common or uncommon. Literate and illiterate. Good and Bad. The actual majority of the Liberian population. The direction. Yet, I am making no demands. Let God call me first. Keep me out small until family agrees. If not goodbye.
Mr. Joseph Thomas Diggs feels that he is the best President the people of Liberia need as an independent candidate. He says that he has the right numbers, the appropriate language, the capability, platform and Liberians are his people and know him well. “If I ever ran for President of Liberia, I would beat all of them and win.” Sense J. T. Diggs has no intention up to date to canvass the 2023 election, he would recommend that the incumbent, if decides to step down with his Vice mate, supports the Presidential candidacy of Mawine G. Diggs, present Minister of Commerce and Industry. No doubt, she will win even with senator Lawrence or a woman from Nimba County. This will be the first time Liberia will make a history of two women, President and Vice President. Whether one goes east or west, north or south, peace and tranquility will bring Liberia back to its development because the factual and actual count of ballots is what we need. No one person or one group can be blamed for past or present dishonesty.