Ahead of the October 10 Presidential and Legislative elections, President George Weah has raised has once again expressed his skepticism about the “physical capacity” of his main rival, Joseph Boakai of the Unity Party (UP) in the upcoming elections.
Unlike Ambassador Boakai, the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) standard bearer is also facing challenge from Mr. Alexander Cummings of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) and 16 other candidates for the country’s Presidency.
Speaking on one of his campaign rallies recently in Nimba County, the Liberian leader in his jibe to Mr. Boakai who is campaigning on a slogan of a ‘rescue mission’ also questioned Boakai’s ability to lead a rescue mission “due to his advanced age, highlighting the potential impact of old age on one’s capabilities.”
This, the Liberian leader further suggested that Boakai’s campaign slogan of “rescue mission” was more of a “resting mission” and asserted that Boakai could not live up to it, and wondered, “Don’t be fooled by those who claim to be rescuers; most of them cannot point to anything in their own backyard and if you cannot develop yourselves, how can you rescue others?”
“They don’t have anything to deliver, so they go around telling you lies, don’t believe them and even listen to them,” Weah maintained thus recounting his personal experiences, and said that during his time living in the same community as Boakai when he was Vice President for 12 years, he saw no improvement in the area.
“I lived in the same community as the so-called ‘rescue father’ when he was Vice President for 12 years, and he couldn’t make any improvements in the alleys around his house. Now people are calling him the ‘rescue father.
Earlier, President Weah, during his entry into Nimba received a warm welcome in Nimba which many view as a surprise to the opposition, who had been speculating that the people of Nimba might not turn out in significant numbers to greet the President.
During his tour of Ganta, President Weah endorsed former militia general Roland Duo as the next senator of Nimba, emphasizing Duo’s commitment to the citizens’ interests and assured to spend some days in Nimba, touring nearly every district before concluding his campaign tour.