President Weah Justifies Second Term Bid For Liberian Presidency

Delivering his State of the Nation address at the Capitol Building, the official office of the Liberian legislature on Monday, January 30, 2023 in the Liberian capital, the Liberian leader, President George Manneh Weah officially announced that he would run for a second term in October, rejecting mounting criticism that he has failed the Liberian people.

“My fellow citizens, I will be coming to you shortly to ask you to renew… for a second time the mandate that you gave me six years ago,” Weah said in his annual State of the Nation address.

Weah pledged “a mandate of opportunity, a mandate for transformation, a mandate for development”.

He also defended his first term, saying: “Let me assure you that the state of our nation is strong. The state of our nation is stable… The state of our nation is peaceful and secure. We intend to keep it this way.”

The election is slated for October 10 of this year, 2023 where over a dozens of political parties are expected to contest for the Executive Mansion.

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About Joel Cholo Brooks 14065 Articles
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.
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