‘No amount of fear tactics will stop the Liberian change’ – Weah
London, Oct. 31, 2017 (AltAfrika)-Former world footballer of the year and leading presidential aspirant in Liberia George Weah says the upcoming runoff vote are about the hopes and future of the west African country.
“No amount of fear tactics and intimidation will stop the Liberian people from realizing the change they truly desire,” he added in a message posted on his official Twitter handle.
Weah who leads the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) enters the run-off vote with current vice-president Joseph Boakai of the Unity Party (UP).
No amount of fear tactics and intimidation will stop the Liberian people from realizing the change they truly desire.
Weah polled 38.4% in the first round as against Boakai’s 28.8%. The run-off between the two became necessary because none of them had the fifty percent plus required. Liberia like most English speaking African countries have a two round voting system.
Winner of the November 7 vote will replace Africa’s first democratically elected female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who has served two terms after winning the first post-civil war polls in 2006. She secured re-election in 2011.