George Weah Resigns As Peace Ambassador
Report reaching the INQUIRER says Liberia’s soccer legend, Ambassador George M. Weah, has resigned his post as the country’s Peace Ambassador.
The report which was widely circulated on the social media yesterday could not be independently confirmed by the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), the political grouping Mr. Weah currently heads.
However, political observers believe that Ambassador Weah’s resignation stands from a call by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf that those serving in the Executive Branch of government with intention to contest the Mid-term Senatorial election should resign once certified by the National Elections Commission (NEC).
Ambassador Weah is a candidate in the pending mid-term election which according to the Government of Liberia will be held this year preferably December 16, 2014.
Report of his resignation indicated that he tendered in his resignation to the President of Liberia yesterday but the Executive Mansion, the seat of the Liberian Presidency is yet to comment on the issue.
Ambassador Weah is the leader of the CDC, Liberia’s foremost political party which had tried twice to get to the Liberian Presidency but in vain.
Meanwhile, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received the resignation letter of Ambassador George MannehWeah as Liberia’s Peace Ambassador.
According to an Executive Mansion release, Ambassador Weah presented his resignation letter following a lengthy meeting with the Liberian President at her Foreign Ministry office on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.
Ambassador Weah, also the political leader of the opposition party, Congress for Democratic Change, said his resignation is consistent with the policy pronouncement by the Liberian President requesting all members of the Executive qualified by the National Elections Commission (NEC) to participate in the upcoming senatorial election to resign their posts.
He has been qualified by the NEC to participate in the forthcoming Special Senatorial Elections scheduled for later this year.
During the meeting, Ambassador Weah thanked the Liberian leader for allowing him to serve as Peace Ambassador which enabled him to contribute to the promotion of peace and stability in the country. He promised to continue working for the promotion and sustenance of peace where ever he finds himself.
President Sirleaf, in response, thanked the former Peace Ambassador for his service and his immense contribution to the sustenance of peace and stability in Liberia.
The Liberian leader encouraged him to continue to do whatever he can and in whatever capacity to promote peace and stability in the country.
Ambassador Weah was appointed Liberia’s Peace Ambassador in December 2012.