LIBERIA: WEAH EXPRESSES CONFIDENCE OF BEING RE-ELECTED
Speaking Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at the Headquarters of the CDC in Congo Town, outside Monrovia, when a Joint Resolution of the Legislative Caucus of the CDC endorsed his re-election bid for a second six-year, President Weah repeated: ‘‘The opposition may try to impede our progress, but they shall not prevail.’’
‘‘They will witness the strength and unity of the CDC as we march towards an overwhelming triumph. The Liberian people know that our unwavering dedication to their well-being sets us apart. While our opponents resort to empty promises and divisive tactics, we remain steadfast in our commitment to deliver tangible results that transform lives,’’ President Weah, who is also the Political Leader and Standard Bearer of the CDC, pointed out amid tremendous applause from the well-attended gathering.
‘‘My fellow Liberians, as we approach the upcoming elections, rest assured that your voice will be heard. The will of the people is an unstoppable force, and together, we will shape the future of our great nation. Victory is not just within our grasp; it is inevitable,’’ the President pointed out.
According to him, he is convinced that the Liberian electorate, wise and discerning, will make the right choice ‘‘by returning us to office’’.
‘‘In closing, I express my deepest gratitude for your unwavering support and endorsement of my candidacy. Your trust and confidence in me and my family fuel our determination to continue serving you with the utmost dedication. Together, we will forge ahead, driven by the unyielding spirit of progress and the belief that the change we offer is the Change You Can Count On, the Hope for Change that Liberians deserve,’’ he stated.
‘‘May God bless you all, may God bless the Coalition for Democratic Change, and may God bless the Republic of Liberia. Officials and members of the mighty Coalition of Democratic Change, fellow citizens, let us march forward to a resounding victory!,’’ President Weah intimated.
Earlier, President Weah intoned, ‘‘Today, I stand before you with profound gratitude and an unwavering belief in our shared vision, as I wholeheartedly accept your resounding endorsement and reaffirmation of my candidacy for re-election as the President of the Republic of Liberia.’’
He asserted that the fact that the entire membership of the Legislative Caucus of the Mighty CDC, representing a significant percentage of the membership of the 54th Legislature of the Republic of Liberia, is standing behind his leadership and candidacy in the upcoming elections, fills him with immense pride.
‘‘This endorsement is not just a seal of approval for our policies and programs; it is a testament to our unwavering commitment to the Liberian people,’’ he further asserted.
‘‘To all the newcomers who have chosen to join our mighty Coalition for Democratic Change, I extend a warm welcome. The CDC is not merely a political party; it is a beacon of hope and progress for all Liberians. Within our ranks, there is space for every citizen, regardless of their party affiliation. Together, we will build a stronger and more prosperous Liberia. Our accomplishments during my first term have been significant. We have transformed the face of our nation through infrastructure development, empowered our youth to become the driving force of change, and achieved economic stability that has positively impacted the lives of countless Liberians. These achievements are a testament to the resilience and determination of our people,’’ he continued.
‘‘Let me assure you, my fellow compatriots, that the upcoming elections will be nothing short of a shining example of democracy in action. As the great Nelson Mandela once said, The true character of a society is revealed in how it treats its citizens during the election process. We are committed to upholding the democratic principles that underpin our Nation, and as I have repeatedly promised, my Government will ensure a free, fair, transparent, credible, and peaceful electoral process,’’ the CDC First Partisan added.
Meanwhile, the CDC Legislative Caucus, in a statement read by Representative Johnson Gwaklio of District # 9 Nimba County, said they believe that a second term of office when granted to President Weah, will broaden the development initiatives to foster greater interventions at improving the various sectors of the nation.
“We, the partisans and members of the CDC Legislative Caucus do vouch, commit and direct unanimously all of our energies and devotion unequivocally to your re-election as the Standard Bearer of the Congress for Democratic Change and President of the Republic of Liberia, Your Excellency, Dr. George Manneh Weah, Sr., being a patriotic, selfless and peerless leader, to the position of President of the Republic of Liberia,’’ Rep. Gwaklio stated.
“We strongly believe that a second term of office when granted to you, President Weah will broaden the development initiatives to foster greater interventions at improving the various sectors of the nation. Therefore, all members of the CDC Legislative Caucus shall actively campaign in their respective Districts to create the enabling environment in fulfilment of your re-election bid to the position of President of the Republic of Liberia,” he, among other things, added.