Is President George Weah 2023 Re-Election Threatened?
As supporters of the governing party, the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) of President George Manneh Weah are craving for the second term of their reign come 2023, but others are said to be pessimistic recounting the failure of the government since its ascendancy.
As supporters of the ruling party are said to be divided about the win come 2923, the National Chairman of the Party, Mulbah Morlu few days ago publicly bragged that the CDC has been pursed to take state power. Noting thst CDC has done extremely well for the Liberian people, and will also do the same when reelected.
But despite assurance by the Chairman of the governing party, to capture state power come 2023, others see this differently noting that the reelection of President Weah has been threatened, as the government has been marred with hardship including massive corruption, and the alleged mismanagement of the nation’s resources.
Some Liberians who spoke to the GNN said the possibilities of the CDC to take state power come 2023 is very thin, noting that the CDC-led government has indeed failed the Liberian people, stressing, “The hope Liberians had in President Weah’s governance has fallen, and that Liberians will not make that mistakes made for the first to make same in 2023; CDC must give way because it have failed”, Nathaniel Q. Collins who appeared disappointed told our staff.
Similar assertions by Collings were also reechoed by many including some individuals who claimed to be members of the ruling establishment, noting that they are overwhelming disappointed the way the country is being managed by the government.
Already the wings of some of President Weah’s confidants have been broken by the United States Treasury Department with sanctions for their alleged link to corruption and the mismanagement of the country’s resources for their personal gains, while majority drowns in abject poverty.
Prior to the sanctioning of three officials including President Weah Chief of Office Staff, Nathaniel McGill and two others by the United States Treasury Department, earlie Senators Prince Y. Johnson of Nimba County and Varney Sherman of Grand Cape Mount County for similar reasons, this year the latest group of officials were sanctioned.
The United States imposed sanctions on three Liberian government officials, including President George Weah’s chief of staff, for what it says is their ongoing involvement in public corruption, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Monday.
The sanctions target Weah’s Chief of Staff Nathaniel McGill, Liberia’s Chief Prosecutor Sayma Syrenius Cephus and Bill Twehway, the managing director of the National Port Authority.
“Through their corruption these officials have undermined democracy in Liberia for their own personal benefit,” Brian Nelson, Treasury’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said in a statement.
The designations “demonstrate that the United States remains committed to holding corrupt actors accountable and to the continued support of the Liberian people,” he said.
McGill, Cephus and Twehway are being designated as foreign government officials who allegedly engaged in corruption including the misappropriation of state assets, taking private assets for personal gain, or bribery, according to the statement.
Under the sanctions, all property and interests in property of the three officials that are in the United States must be blocked and reported to Treasury, while people who engage in transactions with the officials may be subject to sanctions themselves, the statement said.