Liberia’s main opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has confirmed that its standard bearer, football legend George Manneh Weah is to contest the 2014 mid-term senatorial elections.
“Yes, Mr. Weah would be a candidate in the 2014 mid-term senatorial elections,” CDC Secretary General Nathaniel McGee confirmed here in an interview, according to the New Democratic newspaper in its Thursday edition.
Speculations have been rife that the founder and standard bearer of the CDC was contemplating contesting the seat for senior senator of Montserrado County in the 2014 mid-term poll, even though his quest for the presidency remains undiminished.
He contested the presidency in 2005 but lost to incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the second round, after coming first in the first round.
He also contested the 2011 election as vice presidential candidate, but again lost to President Sirleaf’s Unity Party.
Observers believe Weah’s chances to win the senatorial seat in Montserrado County are very high because 90 per cent of support for his CDC comes from Montserrado County, the most populous county in Liberia which hosts the capital Monrovia. In fact most members of the House of Representatives as well as the current senior senator representing Montserrado in the legislature come from the CDC.
Source African Press Agency
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