President George Weah announces his candidacy for a second term
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 – 5:44 pm
Liberian President George Weah announced yesterday, Monday, that he will run for a second consecutive term at the head of the West African English-speaking country in elections scheduled for October next year.
And the former football legend, in his official annual state of the country address, said: “Dear citizens, I will soon be asking you to extend (…) the mandate you gave me six years ago.”
In this speech, which the country’s president is required to give annually to both houses of parliament in accordance with the constitution, Weah defended his result by saying: “Let me assure you that our nation is strong, stable and full of life … the nation lives in peace and security and we intend to make sure it stays that way.”
The 56-year-old president promised a second term full of opportunities for transformation and development, as well as for “fixing” achievements.
George Weah, elected in the second round of the December 2017 presidential election, took office the following January.