New Democrat (Monrovia)

3 January 2013

Liberia: From President to Senator

Having failed presidential and vice presidential bids in 2005 and 2011 respectively, retired football legend George M. Weah, leader of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has finally decided to vie in the mid-term senatorial elections scheduled 2014.

"Yes, Mr. Weah would be a candidate in the 2014 mid-term senatorial elections," CDC Secretary General Nathaniel McGee confirmed here Wednesday night when contacted via mobile phone.

Speculations have been rife that Mr. Weah whose presidential quest remains undiminished following his defeat to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2005, would run in the mid-term election.

Political observers believe that Weah's chances for the Montserrado County senatorial seat could be high if he runs.

But others described as mundane his belated intention to run for the senate seat of the country's most populous county.

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