Weah said his struggle over the years to become president had a singular, but very important mission of positively impacting the lives of grass rooters who are popularly known as the ‘masses.
“I declare publicly that transforming the Lives of all Liberians is the single mission that focuses on my presidency.
Over the next few days, we will assemble the government that is committed to fighting the ideas that inspired our campaign and dedicating our time to empowering the Liberian people,” he said to a rousing applause from the audience at the conference hall table.
I am truly blessed and humbled, and want to thank my wife and my family who have stood with me over the years. I would not have done this without their support. I want to thank the people of Liberia for this historic event. Thank you for joining me to celebrate the people of Liberia, because they are the true heroes and heroines.
Giving reason while he wept when the National Elections Commission (NEC) on Friday, December 29 declared him the winner of the December 26 presidential run-off election, Weah said he wept because of the lives that were lost in the struggle to achieve the long fought-for victory.
“Two days ago, the world watched me cry. I did not cry because of my victory, but for those who lost their lives during the struggles for change over the years. They will never be forgotten and may God bless their souls,” he noted.
Weah said God had their victory destined already. “Five months ago, I traveled to Israel for the first time. So many times I was invited to Israel but it was not possible.
Five months ago before these elections, I went to Israel. We got in the square approaching the Holy Wall. I did not know what to say, I did not pray for myself. What I wrote on my paper, me and my vice, who was right there when I was writing on my paper, with my cap on my head, I stood before the Wall while she was walking. She wrote before me. And I prayed for a peaceful Liberia. I prayed for calmness. I prayed for Coalition’s victory and I prayed for long life.
I did not ask for anything from God but the protection of our nation and our people; a victory for the Coalition,” he said, adding, “Israel is alive. We went to the tomb of Jesus Christ. I went to visit the tomb and I went in the hole. The feeling from that place made me to hold my vice president’s hand and said we have to pray. We prayed, and I can tell you that Israel is alive and Jesus is alive.”
“To other political parties, we are not enemies. We welcome you with open harms as we all strive to build our country. These elections were a contest of ideas and not a clash of personalities.
Our ideas are different, but do not mean that you don’t have a contribution to make. I can truly say the best way to celebrate the Liberian people is to improve their lives through public governance.”
Source: Daily Observer-Liberia