– Cllr. Gongloe
A presidential hopeful, Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe has warned Liberians that by voting George Weah for a second term as President of Liberia is like committing suicide. He also warned Liberians not to vote him into power in order for them to end their suffering once and for all.
He said President Weah, a former football star, promised to transform the lives of all Liberians. But he blamed President Weah for the massive corruption occurring under his watch.
Cllr. Gongloe went on to state that President Weah is not leading by example, while making reference to the questionable wealth he is amassing since he took charge of the state. The seasoned lawyer indicated that the people of Liberia are facing hardship because the government, under President Weah, has deserted them, in order to prioritize the enrichment of its officials. As a result, he said citizens are languishing in abject poverty.
The renowned Liberian human rights lawyer indicated that in almost five years in office, President Weah has let down poor and young voters who assured and gave him landslide victory. Instead, the presidential hopeful pointed out that what have been given them in return is economic woes.
Cllr. Gongloe also said President Weah is not leading by example owing to the questionable wealth he is amassing since he became President.
“Government is a dignified place for service, not for stealing and getting opportunity for yourself,” he said.
“President Weah and his government have turned the country’s economy into fishing net. Nowadays, only government officials are rich people while the citizens keep getting poorer,” he said.
At the same time, in recent days, Cllr. Gongloe has been seen carrying a homemade broom with him at public gatherings as a symbol of his intention to sweep away corruption when elected as President of Liberia. For him, the only way out this is to make President Weah a one term President Weah.
Meanwhile, he frowned on the failure of the national football team, the Lone Star, to play on its home soil due to sanction on the main playing pitch of the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex, where President Weah made his name as a footballer.
He said for decades the 36,000 seated capacity stadium in Paynesville has been home ground for the Lone Star but he said the team has been the venue where the team has been constantly knocked out by opposing teams in international matches.