Patriotic & Democratic -First Lady Describes Husband’s Massive Endorsement

MONROVIA: As Michelle Obama did in 2008 and 2012 during United States campaign for the White House which her husband twice successively won so is Liberia’ First Lady Clar Marie Dekontee Weah who is shoulder-to-shoulder with her husband, President George Manneh Weah, in Liberia’s presidential and legislative as well as runoff elections. Even in the remotest parts of the country, and in political trenches, at time passing the night deep in the woods and muddy rural highways, Madam Weah has been tightly close to President Weah’s side—fully involved and fully engaging. The other day, yet again, she was at it, this time in the outskirt of Monrovia where throngs of citizens tendered their endorsements for the second term bid of President George Manneh Weah. The Analyst reports.

Liberian First Lady Ambassador Clar Marie Weah has hailed the decision by dozens of residents of District 17, Montserrado County, to endorse the 2nd term bid of President George Manneh Weah.

Dozens of partisans from a number of opposition political parties endorsed President George Manneh Weah on the basis of his numerous development initiatives and commitment to do more when re-elected.

Speaking at the endorsement ceremonies, Wednesday, November 1, 2023, in the VOA and Parker Corner Communities, the First Lady described the move as democratic and patriotic.

“Today, you demonstrate one of the tenets of democracy, the right to choose and the freedom to exercise that right,” said First Lady Weah as she praised the residents’ swiftness in rethinking after voting for their respective opposition parties in the October 10 polls.

The continued: “Though you decided not to vote for him in the first round like some, I am quite pleased that you have now chosen to exercise the choice democracy gives you and now declare that with what you have seen and now understand that your President, the leader you have always believed in, the person who restored your dignity, is a man that hasn’t changed. He is a person of integrity and a man of his word. He will never fail you.”

Led by their spokesman Mr. Alvin N. Sonpon, the residents were partisans of Unity Party, Alternative National Congress (ANC) and the African Liberation League (ALL), among others.

Mr. Sonpon said that the president’s “handiworks” or development initiatives were undeniable, noting that they could not continue to dismiss such achievements only because of being in the opposition.

The residents named the payment of WASSCE fees, the tuition free policy at all public universities (undergraduate level), and the construction of roads, among others, as some of the president’s impactful projects.

Alvin, who was a fierce critic of the Weah led government, said his group of “intellectual militants” were resolved to now begin campaigning vigorously to ensure the president’s victory.

He expressed his desire to support President Weah recently when the president turned the lights on in Virginia, Brewerville, connecting several homes to the national power grid through the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC).

According to him, the lack of electricity in his community and District 17 as a whole was a primary reason for going against President Weah during the first round of the elections.

Embracing him in the midst of a huge crowd, the First Lady said she was grateful that many persons from various opposition political parties were changing their minds, noting that they were wise in doing so.

“Thank you,” he said. “I am happy you now realize that our country is on the path of development, which will open the eyes on many others.”

The First Lady urged Liberians to see reasons in reelecting President Weah as he remains committed to improving their lives and making the country better.

“President Weah has been working hard in the interest of all you. He has kept his promise to build the roads! Our country is 176 years old, and it is sad that in 171 years, our country didn’t have roads,” Mrs. Weah asserted. “With Weah presidency, Liberia is getting better.”

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