Feels like George Weah came to this life to win! The Former AC Milan international, who happens to be the first and still the only first African footballer to win the FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or; George Weah has been named the President-Elect of the Republic of Liberia.
After a peaceful election process in Liberia, where Liberians voted for their next president who will replace President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is stepping down after 12 years as Africa’s first elected female head of state, George Weah 13 Counties out of the 15 counties, leaving his 73-year-old opponent Joseph Boakai getting only two counties.
Former President of Nigeria Goodluck Ebele Jonathan who was in Liberia as an election observer and US-based National Democratic Institute (NDI), was among those who ensured the election was free and fair as well as transparent.
It may be recalled that about 13 years ago, George Weah lost the election to become Liberia’s President, after people criticized him for not being literate enough, and others saying he lacked what it takes to be President and should continue his career in the sports ministry. But George Weah went to the drawing board and go the necessary education needed, and has proved he can not be held only in the sports ministry, by doing a lot of humanitarian activities and showing he can be a true leader.
The 51-year-old George Weah had played top-flight football for top teams in the world like Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan in the 1990s before playing briefly for Chelsea and Manchester City.
George Weah has named Jewel Howard-Taylor wife of cannibal warlord Charles Taylor, as his pick for Vice President, the choice which has sparked up a lot of controversies.
They will take over from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2018. Congratulations to George Weah!
Now that George Weah is President, we hope Rochas Okorocha is not planning on using Imo State’s savings or Workers salary to erect a statue for him.