By: Daniel P. Sequeh
On Monday, January 22, 2018, George Weah will be formally inaugurated as President of the Republic of Liberia at a historic occasion which we are informed will be held at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex.
Congratulations are flowing in from the far-flung corners of the world to Sen. Weah and his Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) for their resounding and tsunamic victory in the presidential contest. Indeed, everyone is now chanting All Hail, Weah! All Hail, Weah! All Hail, the CDC!
But deeper and soberer analysis of the 2017 Presidential election would prove that the real winners of the 2017 presidential election are Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, her son, Robert Sirleaf, and Robert’s “best friend”, Amara Mohammed Konneh.
We all need to doff our hats and heap praises upon the threesome for pulling off the most sophisticated feat of political con artistry, deception and manipulation our country has ever witnessed since it gained independence in 1947. Machiavelli states that the end justifies the means and the threesome have demonstrated that they are honor roll graduates in the Machiavellian school of political deception and self-fulfillment.
In short, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Robert Sirleaf, and Amara Konneh won the election; and as contradictory as it may sound, the real losers of the elections are all the twenty political parties including the CDC and the innocent Liberian people who have been yearning for tangible improvements in their living conditions and that of their families.