The New Dawn (Monrovia)

6 August 2013

Liberia: Weah Mute On 'Corruption, Nepotism'

Congress for Democratic for Change or CDC political leader, George Weah, who is President Sirleaf's current Peace and Reconciliation Ambassador, has declined to speak in public about reported corruption and nepotism in the Sirleaf administration.

"This conference is not about criticizing Ellen on corruption or nepotism. This is not what we have come here to do. This is a CDC leadership conference and we need to look at ourselves and ask whether we are prepared to govern the nation because if we are not ready then we should not waste the Liberian people time", Weah told thousands of partisans in the United States of America, who gathered to listen to him.

He however told CDCians in the U.S. that now is the time to get serious by working harder to move the party forward in telling the Liberian people the vision of the Congress for Democratic Change and how it intends to govern Liberia if given state power.

According to a dispatch from United States on Sunday, Weah has reaffirmed his participation in the pending special senatorial election in 2014, especially to contest for Montserrado County senatorial seat.

Giving reasons for coming to national politics, Weah said, he entered politics because Liberia has been devastated and he wants the people of Liberia to live in peace.

"I want to see my people live in peace because without peace, we will not be able to build good schools, good hospitals, and provide the necessary social services for our people to live an affordable life", he added.

He disclosed that he has met with incumbent Senator Joyce Musu Freeman, also a CDC stalwart, to discuss the matter and finding from the meeting is fruitful, but added that final decision rests with the national executive committee of the party.

He noted that the suffering of the Liberian people is too much and that he will abandon them, vowing "If I have to become a plebian in the CDC just for the party to become successful, I would do so but I am not leaving the CDC."

Weah added that the CDC has been viewed as a party of confusion, but it was time to prove those skeptics wrong. He such perception was far from the reality and that he believes in the vision and philosophy of the CDC and will always remain a CDCian even if everybody leaves the party.

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