MONROVIA-President George Weah did not hide his political feeling on his birthday when he told the nation that he would win the 2023 presidential election because Liberians love him.
Speaking to journalists at his Jamaica Resort residence, he said, due to the level of work he has done over the years and continues to do now, it will encourage Liberians to re-elect him. He wants to leave a legacy.
“I want to leave a legacy that they will point their fingers to say , he did this, he did that. That people will never regret. This is how I want to live my life”
“I listened to some people saying that they will make Weah a one term president. That does not matter; that is what they think. But I say back to them, while you are saying that you want to make me a onetime president; bless God for that. It will never happen. But before I came, you said, it(for me to be president of Liberia) will never happen for George Weah to be president,” he said.
Then, he continued: “But everything that God say, no man changes it. I can guarantee you. Those people, they said that I could never become president in this country. I am the president. They saying again that I will be one time president. My work will speak for me. The Liberian people will go to the pool and will defeat any induvial that will come in my way.”
It can be recalled that he lost the 2005 presidential elections to madam Ellen Johnson in 2005. He left the county and went to school in the USA. Then in 2011, he returned and went as vice presidential candidate to Cllr. Winston Tubman, a retired UN senior officer. Still not happy with the outcome, he contested as the standard bearer of his same party-Congress for Democratic Change-CDC in 2017. He won landslide in 14 of Liberia’s 15 political sub-division.
Recently, a number of opposition politicians said that he would become a one-time president. This, he said, “I can guarantee you, Liberian people love me. Do not take them for granted. Next elections, those people will be crying, they will say, they cheat me, they cheat me, because I will beat them mercifully. First it was 14 counties, this time I am going to take 15 counties. Let me remain you.”
He turned 55 years on October 1, 2021. He called on Liberians to remain peaceful at all times.
He wants to leave a legacy, he said. “I want to leave a legacy so people will never forget. They will point their finger and say, you see that , you see that person, this is how I want to live by life.”