28 December 2012

Liberia: Weah Accepts Peace Ambassadorial Post for 'Love of Country'

Peace Ambassador George Weah remains a very determined and prepared personality that wants to push Liberia out of the woods of disunity and the seemingly unending altercations witnessed in recent times, saying that he accepted the position not to satisfy the appointing authority, but for the love of country.

He has come under volley of criticisms from all quarters of life, with some of the vilifications coming from his Congress for Democratic Change party, but said those who think otherwise about his preferment for the post were entitled to their opinions

He is quoted by a local radio station that his appointment was not a trap set before him by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as claimed by most Liberians, noting that patriotism and love of country is the driving force behind his accepting the position.

Liberians remained divided over Weah's acceptance of the job, peace ambassador, which puts in the position to carve an agenda by and through which Liberians will be able to embrace peace and reconciliation.

Some say the CDC strongman does not have the wherewithal to unite Liberians because he did not create the problem that has caused the disunity amongst Liberians.

More besides, it is claimed by others that the former world best footballer is not a unifier, considering that turbulence that continues to rattle the CDC.

According to opponents of his acceptance of the post, should he fail to accomplish the aims and objectives of the assignment, he will forfeit the chances of becoming the next president of Liberia, after the administration of Madam Sirleaf who appointed him to the post.

On the other side, it could be boast for Weah's president ambition should he make breakthroughs in the new post.

All of these thoughts, in the words of the CDC political leader, are mere opinions that cannot change his decision to work for his country as such critical juncture.

According to him, accepting the post was not about him but about Liberia which he says he loves so dearly.

Accepting the post at the just ended Vision 2030 Conference in Gbarnga, Bong County, and Ambassador Weah called on all segments of Liberian society to rally behind him.

He also called for the support of all Liberians including market women, yana boys, chiefs and the international community as he undertakes the new assignment.

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