By Emmanuel wise Jipoh
Incumbent President George Manneh Weah has hailed a peaceful voting process on Election Day, Tuesday, 10 October 2023, and has expressed confidence of winning a second term.
President Weah has commanded Liberians for exercising their democratic rights to vote peacefully.
Mr. Weah accompanied by his wife, First Lady Clar Marie Weah, and other members of his entourage, voted at the Kendeja Elementary School in the Rehab Community, Montserrado County.
In an interview with reporters, the incumbent said he felt pleased with the election.
“Yes, we are happy to see the process peaceful, and want our people to come out and exercise their democratic rights to vote, that is the most important thing,” said Mr. Weah.
Mr. Weah faces 19 other challengers in the race to retain the presidency.
He used the occasion to rally Liberians to maintain the peace at every time.
“Let them keep the peace, and you can see the process is going very well and it is safe, and everybody is voting, and I have done mine,” Mr. Weah added.
According to President Weah, the election is for the Liberian people who have the confidence in him with a mandate for a second term.
“I have confidence in the Liberian people that they will vote for me because they gave me a mandate in 2017, and I asked them to renew the same,” Pres Weah said.
He believes that he will get a second term because his regime has carried out numerous developments, including the pavement of roads, provision of electricity, and building hospitals.
Meanwhile, Mr. Weah’s critics have said he is unable to lead Liberians for a second term because he has allegedly failed the country massively.
They have accused the Weah regime of corruption, ritualistic killing, insecurities and increasing poverty here.
Mr. Weah’s main challenger, former Liberian Vice President Amb. Joseph Nyumah Boakai has said he comes to rescue the country from the calamity it faces under the Weah- Taylor Administration.
Over 2.4 million Liberians were qualified by the National Elections Commission (NEC) to vote in Tuesday’s polls.