Former FIFA world footballer of the year, George Oppong Weah was in Ghana to pay a courtesy call on president Akufo-Addo.
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Weah – who is now a Senator in his native Liberia – visited the FlagStaff House on Tuesday to discuss matters of bilateral interest.
The former Liberia international congratulated president Akufo-Addo on his election as Ghana president, before going on to praise the West African country for once again overseeing a peaceful election.
He also had some words of praise for President Akufo-Addo for his tenacity, having failed twice in his bid to become Ghana's president. In his view, Akufo-Addo’s resolve not to give up should be seen “as a lesson for all of us."
A statement released by the FlagStaff House said Weah was in the country to discuss the way forward for both Ghana and Liberia.
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The Liberian Senator called President Akufo-Addo and the entire ECOWAS body to play their part in ensuring the Liberia polls – which comes off on October 10, 2017 – remains free and fair.
The visit ended on a successful note, with President Akufo-Addo thanking George Weah and pledging to collaborate with ECOWAS in helping ensure a credible election in Liberia.
The president added that the bilateral ties between Ghana and Liberia are sure to grow, having enjoyed a fruitful relationship over the years.