Liberians who believe that a George Weah presidency would yield rapid economic development for the country should think again and grapple with the reality that the now senator, loves vacationing like the late President William V.S. Tubman, whose 27 years hegemony yielded very little development.
Even before ascending to the Liberian Senate, Weah had spent the best of his times out of Liberia, and only came around when the political season was up.
Since February the Montserrado County Senior Senator has been in the United States, leaving his constituency in total darkness relative to the purpose of his trip.
Now public concern is being expressed in Monrovia about the senator’s prolonged and conspicuous absence, which has created a vacuum for the Montserrado seat.
Reports filtering here indicate that Weah and his Congress for Democratic Change are in the United States, meeting with some U.S. officials on the party’s dream for Liberia.
But callers to a phone-in radio talk show here Monday expressed serious disgust about his absence from the country, particularly so after the people of Montserrado County overwhelmingly voted him last October into the senate to represent their interest.
Weah’s CDC officials, including party chairman Nathaniel McGill, and others are reportedly there with him in the U.S.
“Senator Weah must return home now; we need him in the country as our senator”, a male caller demanded.
Another caller, this time around, a female, wondered why Senator Weah would not send back any report or comment about his current visit abroad.
“Weah abandoned us during the Ebola Virus crisis and went abroad only to return with an Ebola song”, another caller noted.
By Jonathan Browne