The President of the Republic and Standard-bearer of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Dr. George Manneh Weah, has termed Tuesday’s runoff election as a pivotal moment for Liberia’s future, urging voters to reelect him for sustained peace, development, stability, and progress.
President Weah said Liberians should take pride in looking back on the past six years, in the progress made wherein the country has seen many improvements in education, healthcare, infrastructure, and economic development.
The CDC Standard Bearer highlighted specific steps his government to elevate the development bar, saying that his government took drastic steps to tackle corruption, promote foreign investment, and create job opportunities for our citizens.
He however reckoned that despite tremendous progress, there is still much more work to be done.
“I want to assure you that, with renewed vigor, I will dedicate my efforts during the second term to accelerating the pace of implementation of existing programs and policies,” the President indicated.
“We will also take on new initiatives that will further justify the vote of confidence being placed in us by these numerous endorsements.”
President Weah also pledged to continue to listen to their concerns and aspirations and use them as a compass for shaping a Liberia that truly represents the wishes and dreams of its people.
“We stand united today, united in the belief that our country’s best days are still ahead of us. These runoff elections are not just about re-electing me as President for a second term. They are about Liberia’s future. They are about your children, your families, your communities, and the generations to come,” President Weah said.
“Together, we will continue to forge a path toward progress, peace, and prosperity,” he said.
President Weah rallied all Liberians to stand behind the cause of the CDC and to cast their vote for the Number 2 spot on the ballot for a brighter and better Liberia, a nation of unity and strength, a nation that strives for a prosperous and harmonious future.
The Liberian leader also took note of the plethora of endorsements of overwhelming support from various opposition parties, including not only their leaders but also their grassroots membership base.
He disclosed: “We have also received endorsements from various special interest groups and other important organizations, including youths and first-time voters”.
According to him, the many endorsements are manifestations of trust and confidence in his leadership.
The CDC Strongman urged Liberians to “believe me, they have not gone unnoticed, and I do not take them for granted. I am deeply grateful for these public and open demonstrations of your unwavering support.”
President Weah used the time to recommit to peaceful and credible elections, saying that he would do all that is within “our power to ensure that these elections will be free and fair and transparent”.