The Informer (Monrovia)

5 December 2012

Liberia: Rep. Gray Supports Citizens Call for Weah to Contest 2014 Senatorial Race

The former Secretary General of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) now Montserrado District # 8 Representative, Acarus Gray says he strongly supports the idea of George Weah contesting the 2014 senatorial elections.

According to Hon. Gray, he believes that George Weah becoming Senator for Montserrado County would bring more value to the legislature especially the Senate.

Hon. Gray: "I would like to see a character like George Weah in the Liberian senate, so as to partner with him with a view to change the legislative body politic, so that it can become more independent as it is in the case of United States and other countries."

"In the United States, Senators and governors are the best choice for the presidency; so in my personal opinion, if the people of Montserrado County have called on him to contest for the post, I think he should take advantage of the popular demand of the Liberian people because he is a servant of the people of Liberia. So, such request from the people must be accepted," Hon. Gray noted.

He promised to take the lead in encouraging the CDC standard bearer (George Weah) to listen to the wishes of the citizens' that have called on him to participate in the midterm election.

Hon. Gray: "I will campaign for him throughout the length and breadth of this county. In fact George Weah in the Senatorial race for Montserrado County is a matter of win and nothing less, win is already given."

Hon. Gray wants the party to endorse such petition because according to him Mr. Weah will make significant impact on the legislature, holding to the fact that he (George Weah) is preparing for the presidency in 2017.

A group called 'Weah for 2014 senatorial election and 2017 presidential election' has petitioned George Weah to contest the senatorial post for Montserrado County.

The group said when Mr. Weah is elected as senator in 2014; there will be no notion of governmental inexperience during the 2017 presidential election. They also said that his presence in the legislature will make the legislative branch of the government very independent from the other two.

Meanwhile the executive members of the CDC and Mr. Weah himself, are yet to response to the petition.

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