George Weah to contest for president again

George Weah to contest for president again

George Weah, former international footballer has revealed that he will run for president of Liberia for a second time.

Announcing his presidential bid in Monrovia, he said he had been a "victim of poverty" like many of his supporters, and said he would boost vocational education when elected as president.

George Weah who belongs to the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) party hinted that he has a "vision" to transform Liberia.

George Weah’s career in politics started in 2011 when he for vice-president under Winston Tubman but did not win.  He later bid for the presidential slot in 2015 where he was defeated by current president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf whose term of office ends in 2017.

Weah is currently a senator for the western province of Montserrado, which includes the capital Monrovia.

Mr Weah, played for teams including Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Chelsea, and  was the highest-ranking African footballer in Fifa's list of greatest players of the 20th century during his football career. He also took up a UN goodwill ambassador during his football career.

 

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