My Thoughts: Vilifying George Weah For the Wrong Reason

By Lansana Fofanah|

CDC’s George Weah

Before Liberians went to the polls on October 10, 2017, they were faced with a herculean task; either to demonstrate to the world that they have learned from their bitter experiences, and are now ready to move on with peace and harmony by voting peacefully, or still continue to see violence as the only means of settling national issues thereby disrupting the whole process.

As largely anticipated by the world, the voting process was largely successful without the eruption of violence throughout the country. This demonstrated the willingness of everyone towards the smooth transition of power.

Disappointingly, no Presidential candidate was able to win 50% +1 of the votes for the Presidency among the twenty Presidential candidates which led the National Elections Commission (NEC) to slate November 7 for the run-off between the ruling Unity Party (UP) candidate Joseph N. Boakai and the main opposition; the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) George Weah. For George Weah, this is not his first baptism by fire.

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Source: Global Times Online

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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.