George Weah clears air on seeking third term as Liberia’s President
The president of Liberia, George Weah, has insisted he will not stay in office beyond a second term.
His Chief of Staff, Nathaniel McGill, stated this during a press conference in the capital, Monrovia on Tuesday.
Weah, a football icon who came into power in 2018, has not even finished his first presidential term.
“It is not good for one man to be president for a long time,” McGill said.
“The president is not thinking about a third term.”
Speculation started growing in the West African nation that the 54-year-old Weah would exploit a December 8 constitutional referendum to extend his stay in office.
The rumour surfaced amid concerns with happenings in the region, with aging presidents changing constitutions in order to bypass term limits.