Celebrated African footballer George Oppong Weah has revealed exclusively to Africanews that he will run for the Liberian presidency for a second time.
At his residence in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, where Weah spoke in an exclusive interview with Africanews’ Juliet Bawuah, he indicated his preparedness to attempt a second go at the highest office in Liberia.
“…I will be declaring on the 28th of April and our people are gearing up; I want to participate in the process,” he said.
Despite being leader of the Congress for Democratic Change, which he formed some eleven years ago, Weah tells Africanews he is willing to subject himself to party scrutiny and structures.
“…We have party norms; we are going to go to convention and I know I will be the candidate on the ticket of the Congress for Democratic Change,” Weah was hopeful.
The motivation to run again, he tells us, is informed by an unquenchable desire to let the world know how much of a fine gentleman and nation builder he is. Part of that drive, he adds, is aided by how well he’s done for himself as well as the contribution he’s offered to the continent.
“The world must be aware that I am a good person.
“I can form cooperation and collaborations for my people to work and I am ready to work. I have done so much for Africa and I think in the governance process I can bring more on the table,” said the only African player to win FIFA’s World Player of the Year award.