Former AC Milan star George Oppong Weah has urged Ghana, the President and ECOWAS to help ensure that the Liberian elections are credible so that the results gain acceptance by all the stakeholders involved in the process.
With the election of a new President of Liberia slated for October 10 this year, Senator of the Montserrado Country in Liberia, applauded the resilience of President Akufo-Addo.
The former European best footballer noted that the President’s success at his third attempt at the presidency is “a lesson for all of us. If you don’t succeed at your first attempt, try again.”
He was speaking at the Flagstaff House Tuesday when he paid a courtesy call on to congratulate him on his electoral success and also to discuss issues of mutual concern and benefit between the two countries.
According to Weah, the conduct of Ghana’s 2016 elections, which resulted in a peaceful change of government, has cemented Ghana’s position as the true beacon of democracy on the African continent.
He said this is an enviable feat that should be emulated by all countries on the continent.
Mr Weah is hopeful that President Akufo-Addo’s tenure would be marked by an increase in bilateral relations between Ghana and Liberia.
He also looks forward to the realization of the vision of continental integration which he said will inure to the benefit of the Africans.
President Akufo-Addo thanked the Liberian Senator for the visit and assured him that Ghana will continue to support and advocate for the deepening of democracy in countries within the region.
He indicated that the bonds that exist between Liberia and Ghana would be strengthened even further in the coming years.
The President also assured that Ghana together with ECOWAS will do its best to ensure that the upcoming polls pass off peacefully, so that the will of the Liberian people upheld.