Montserrado Community Leaders Pledge Support to President Weah’s Second Term Ambition
PAYNESVILLE: The Montserrado County District Development Council Chairman, Philip Merchant, has announced that a collective of community leaders spanning Montserrado County are pledging their unwavering support to President George Weah’s bid for re-election.
The leaders are committed to rallying their respective communities to endorse and back the President in the upcoming elections.
Chairman Merchant revealed that an official endorsement ceremony is scheduled for August 17, where a community leader will publicly declare their support for President Weah. This endorsement is rooted in President Weah’s initiatives, such as covering WASSCE fees and providing free tuition for Liberian children, an act he said has benefited their communities.
“We, as representatives of local governance, oversee the diverse communities, and the leaders within these communities have chosen to endorse President George Weah in the coming days,” Merchant stated. “It should be clear that every community leader in Montserrado County will unite in endorsing the President, who has ensured that our children can pursue higher education without financial constraints.”
Merchant further highlighted several key developmental strides undertaken by President Weah as compelling reasons for their endorsement. Notably, he praised the tangible achievements of Team Weah-Taylor, emphasizing the provision of free tuition and expanded healthcare facilities across the nation.
Reflecting on President Weah’s six years in office, Merchant hailed his unprecedented achievements and leadership. He also addressed the “Rescue” terminology adopted by the Opposition Unity Party, expressing his reservations about the origins of the phrase within Liberia’s political landscape.
These declarations were made at a local guest house in Paynesville on Thursday, August 10, 2023. Additionally, Agarsa Miller, the Youth Chairman of District Four, and Ekna Saah, the spokesperson of the Community Leadership Development Association (CALDA), echoed their commitment to ensuring President Weah’s tenure extends to 12 years.
Miller emphasized their determination to go above and beyond, mobilizing community members from District 4 in Montserrado County. They intend to engage and encourage first-time voters to participate in the upcoming elections, advocating for a continuation of President Weah’s leadership.
By: Emmanuel Toe