Montserrado County Electoral district #13 aspirant John J. Weah [relations with President George Weah not clear] reacts to huge public criticism that he is a gravy seeker.“I can tell people that I’m not a gravy seeker, as the callers brand me to be; I’m well established and the people of district 13 are aware of my activities here”, Weah fights back.
Speaking with state radio ELBC Monday, 15 October he says perception in the public that he joined the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change or (CDC) to seek greener pasture is wrong, noting that winning the CDC primary does not necessarily make him a gravy seeker.
“People know who John Weah is in district 13, all the misconceptions must stop, because it does no good but rather harm.”However, the CDC Candidate says he’s not deterred by the wave of criticism against him noting, his focus is to help bring relief to the people of district 13, where his interest lies. “For too long our people have suffered but now is the time to redeem them.”
My becoming candidate on the ticket of the ruling party does not in any way make me a gravy seeker, I’ve been a member f this party for a very long time now.”He vows to, if elected, highlight issues of women, children, including passage of the National Youth Act that is currently before the 54th Liberian Legislature.
“We also have in our plan the building of administrative building, and construction of a youth center all in district 13, at least to give our youth the opportunity to discuss and share their thought on matters of national concern.”
Mr. John J. Weah recently elected with 29 votes in the just- ended primary of the CDC, beating four rivals to become the face of the CDC in district 13, near New Georgia junction along Somalia Drive.
According to him, the decision of the 45 men and women delegation to vote him as the candidate of the district to contest on the CDC ticket will lead to rebranding of the district.
“My colleagues, we are not opponents; all of us are partisans, this is the process, and this shows us that the CDC-led government is a government of Accountability and Transparency”, Weah concludes.
By Lewis s. Teh–Editing by Jonathan Browne