Outside the edifice of the Boulevard Hotel in the Sinkor district women from the Gbowee Foundation for Peace Network were gathered as usual in their sit in or sit out to pray for peace for Liberia.
They sat in the full glare of all the Liberian political leaders who were invited for talks with the Chairman of the African Union or AU, who doubles as Chairman of the Mano River Union, Prof Alpha Conde President of Guinea and ECOWAS chairman President Faure Gnassingbé of Togo.
The leaders came in one after another. First it was Vice President Joseph Boakai who came and walked past and ushered in. The three other candidates, Cllr. Charles Brumskine, Mr. Benoni Urey and Mr. Alexander Cummings all came and passed. Then came Senator George Weah who had his characteristic wave and smile. He waved to the women, and they waved him on.
By the end of the meeting, crowds having heard that Senator Weah was in the Boulevard Hotel with all the glaring lights of Gregory Coleman police vehicles as his men were smartly dressed and giving maximum protection to the area it was soon time to file out as the meeting had ended.
The press men and women were mostly kept outside and as they filed out Boakai again looked tired and waved past. The women and the crowd could not hold back their joy and excitement when Weah trotted out of the hotel, they all burst out Weah our president, Manneh Weah, the people’s president to which he smiled and waved and thanked the women as he was escorted out to massive jubilation and crowd outburst.