Weah: My Engagement For Liberia Remains Stronger, Thanks Countrymen For Support Ahead Of Nov. 7 Run-Off
Former world footballer of the year and Liberian presidential aspirant, George Oppong Weah, has stated that his engagement for Liberia remains stronger than ever ahead of November 7 Liberian Presidential run-off against incumbent Vice President Joseph Boakai.
None of the 20 contesting political parties won over 50 per cent of the votes; hence, the National Elections Commission (NEC) declared a run-off between the ruling Unity Party and Coalition for Democratic Change. Mr. Weah, won 38.4 per cent, but needed 50.1 per cent to win outright in one round of the elections held October 10 across the country.
“Thank you for your support. My engagement for my country remains stronger than ever. Stay mobilized for November 7th
#ChangeForHope #Liberia,” Weah wrote on his twitter handle motivating Liberians to come out in numbers to cast their votes in his favour.
The 51-year-old former Marseille, PSG and AC Milan striker visited Nigeria last weekend on a spiritual mission met with popular Nigerian televangelist, TB Joshua at the his Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) church in Lagos.
According to latest report from Monrovia, a consignment of ballot papers for the upcoming presidential run-off election is expected to arrive in the country on October 28, the NEC revealed.
Meanwhile, former Liberian warlord, Yommie Johnson on Thursday endorsed George Weah for president ahead of a November 7 run-off vote between the football legend and current Vice President Joseph Boakai.