Liberian senator urges Ghana to help ensure credible presidential polls

Senator George Weah
Senator George Weah

ACCRA, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) — Liberian Senator George Weah on Tuesday appealed to Ghanaian president Nana Akufo-Addo and regional bloc ECOWAS to help ensure that the upcoming presidential polls in Liberia on Oct. 10 are credible.

Weah, Senator of the Montserrado County in Liberia, and former World Footballer of The Year, paid a courtesy call on president Akufo-Addo to congratulate him on his election as the president of Ghana, and also to discuss issues of mutual concern and benefit to the two countries.

Weah said the conduct of Ghana’s 2016 elections, which resulted in a peaceful change of government, has cemented Ghana’s position as the true beacon of democracy on in Africa, one which should be emulated by all countries of the continent.

The Liberian Senator also applauded the resilience of president Akufo-Addo, who was successful at his third attempt at the presidency, describing it “as a lesson for all of us. If you don’t succeed at your first attempt, try again.”

Weah hopes that the period in office of president Akufo-Addo will be marked by stonger bilateral relations between Ghana and Liberia, as well as the realization of the vision of continental integration.

President Akufo-Addo thanked the Liberia Senator for the visit, assuring him that Ghana will continue to support and advocate the deepening of democracy in countries within the region.

He indicated that the bonds that exist between Liberia and Ghana would be strengthened even further in the coming years, assuring that Ghana, together with ECOWAS, will do its best to ensure that the upcoming polls pass off peacefully so that the will of the Liberian people upheld.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.