President George Weah will search re-election as Liberia heads for elections
Monrovia – Liberian President George Weah has revealed that he’ll contest for a second time period in workplace after the presidential election in October this 12 months.
“My fellow citizens, I will come to you soon to ask you to renew my presidency for the second time the mandate that you gave me six years ago,” Weah stated in his annual State of the Nation tackle.
However, his announcement has been met with loads of criticism from his political opponents, who accused him of being out of contact with the populace reeling beneath rising costs and meals shortages.
The Liberian presidential election is ready for October 10. President Weah, the previous global soccer star, and Ballon Dor Winner got here to energy in 2018 after prevailing an election in October 2017.
While campaigning for workplace in 2018, Weah promised to deal with corruption that continues to disclaim most Liberians primary offerings.
Last September, he accepted the resignations of three shut allies after the united states accused them of corruption.
President Weah had earlier suspended the guys from their roles after Washington DC imposed sanctions on them over allegations linked to multi-million greenback contracts and a minimum of $1.5 million in diverted public funds.
Founded as a colony in 1822 by former American slaves, Liberia grew to become a republic 25 years later – Africa’s first.
The kingdom’s first feminine president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf dominated between 2006 and 2018. It remains recovering from back-to-back civil wars that left 250,000 individuals lifeless.