Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) senatorial candidate George Weah has openly apologized for his “actions and inactions, which in one way or another, may have hurt Liberians along the way.”
Weah told a gathering of predominantly current and former lawmakers at the Capitol Building yesterday that he is sorry for what he knowingly or unknowingly did to individuals or a group of people while serving the nation in his capacity as Peace Ambassador and political leader of his party.
Specifically on the political wrangling that has affected the CDC, Weah again apologized, stressing; “Some of the hard decisions taken by the party at the time were intended to move the party forward.” It is not clear what the “hard decisions” are because he did not go into them.
He called for unity among party officials in the ensuing election period while re-echoing his confidence to sweep the senatorial election in Montserrado County.
The nation’s former Peace Ambassador assured his supporters that he would remain focused on the senatorial race, dismissing speculations that he wants to give in to Robert Sirleaf.
He spoke at the Capitol Building when 17 lawmakers organized a program to pledge their support to the CDC candidate for the upcoming senatorial election.
In their statement the group of lawmakers declared that: “recognizing the roles played by Amb. Weah as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and the numerous contributions he made nationally and internationally;
“Acknowledging the unifying character of Amb. Weah prompting his preferment as Peace Ambassador of Liberia, we are convinced that the presence of Amb. Weah in the Liberian Senate will further strengthen the capacity to deliver to the Liberia people.”
The lawmakers affirmed their confidence in Weah, adding that they believe he is capable of providing quality leadership to the people of Montserrado County in the Senate.
“We now hereby resolve to endorse the candidacy of Amb. Weah as Senator of Montserrado County and call on all citizens of Montserrado County to rally support for his overwhelming election as Senator,” the lawmakers declared.
Weah was endorsed by Representatives Bill Twehway, Gabriel Nyenkan, Henry Fanhbulleh, Edwin M. Snowe, Abraham V. Corneh, Edward S. Forh and William V. Dakel among others.
For his part, Forh described Weah as “a symbol of Liberia” and their action represents the first of a long travel to 2017 presidential and legislative elections.
In a related development, the House of Representative has extended its stay in session to the 12th of December 2014.