President Weah Concludes Montserrado Campaign Tours, Pushes Into the Hinterland
President George Weah has concluded phase one of his 2023 political campaign, which targeted the 17 electoral districts in Montserrado County.
During nearly two weeks of his campaign, there were scores of citizens following him from community to community.
His “Citizens Engagement Activities”, as the CDC campaign is dubbed, come ahead of the October 10 polls in which he is seeking reelection to, in his words, “keep the country on the current progressive trajectory of peace and unprecedented development.”
The CDC Standard Bearer began the engagement activities in Districts 8 and 7, Montserrado County, before climaxing on Saturday 19, 2023 Districts 13, 15, and 17.
In District 13, the Liberia leader reminded citizens about the importance of keeping the country on the present course of progress made in the last five years of his presidency.
At the rally, President Weah assured Liberians that he would not veer from perfecting advancements made both economically and developmentally, but that he would rather work far harder in improving on the gains made in the last five and half years.
He told the huge crowds of supporters, well-wishers, and partisans that he has never faltered on his promise, even in his struggling days coming up as a boy.
Similarly in District 15, Amadou Jalloh, a representative of first-time voters enthralled President Weah with a speech of appreciation for the Free Tuition policy at all public universities as well as payment of WAEC fees for all 12th graders across the country.
President Weah informed citizens of District 15 that they should continue to anchor their trust and belief in him to be able to take the country to nobler heights of development.
He said: “Fellow Liberians, I want you to know that I am your lone development giant; you can count on me that I will never make you shame. I am doing everything to care for you because I was in the same position that you are in today, and I feel morally obliged to improve your standard of life.”
The CDC Standard-bearer said he is the only candidate in the race who has the undeniable and unbeatable record of standing with Liberians during and after the civil war, sponsoring thousands of young people in school in a bid to prepare them for leadership.
The Liberian Leader wooed citizens to keep believing in him as they have done six years ago when they didn’t know him, stressing, “When you didn’t know me, you entrusted the leadership of the country in my care; now that you know me, and I have been working for you successfully, you can trust me again for more developments.”
In District 17 where he climaxed the two-week engagement activities with citizens in Montserrado County, President Weah first dedicated a newly constructed market in the Banjor Community.
Addressing crowds of residents of the District later on the famous Administrative Building Field, the President repeated his message of hope, of opportunities, and of more developments for the country and people, saying it would be inexcusable and suicidal to return the Unity Party to power after it squandered every opportunity to move the country forward.
He thanked Liberians for giving him the opportunity to serve as their president and to develop the country in a way never seen since independence.
The President informed citizens that his government has carried on more developments–building roads, more schools, and hospitals in the period of five years–than any other government during their first term in the country’s history, and pleaded with them to give another term to complete the work he began.
“In 2017, we came to you to vote us in, and you didn’t make us shame; this is why I am doing everything in your community to make you happy. I want you to vote for me on October 10 so that I continue to develop this country and your community,” the CDC Standard-bearer further emphasized.
The President further asserted: “I have never made promise that I didn’t fulfill. I have never done it in my life, and I will never.”
The “Country Giant”, as he is famously known, has expressed frustration at the politics of personal attack former Vice President Joseph Boakai and his hordes of supporters have engaged in during this campaign period, describing it as unfortunate and a testament that he (Boakai) does not have anything to say.
He described the former vice president as a complete failure to the country, who is shamefully having nothing to show following several decades of working in government
He called on the people of Liberia to reject former vice president Boakai and his Unity Party for their setbacks and underdevelopment during the 12 years of governance.
“Don’t give credence to the falsehood the Unity Party politicians are spreading about me and my government,” he said, adding: “With their campaign of deception, they are telling you they have no better campaign message and plan for the country.”
The President said it is high time Liberians remain loyally constant to uphold the transformative legacy of development he has shown in his first term of office, promising another progressive development undertaking in the years ahead.
Dr. Weah is expected to continue his citizen engagement activities in the leeward counties, beginning with the Southwest Counties of Bomi, Gbarpolu, and Grand Cape Mount.