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“Pray For Weah” …McGill Asserts; As He Raised L$25m For Women

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By: Varney Dukuly

GBARNGA, BONG COUNTY: The Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Nathaniel Falo McGill, has called on citizens in Bong County to offer prayers for President George Weah ahead of the 2023 Presidential and Legislative elections in Liberia.

Minister McGill, who is also Chief of Office Staff of President Weah indicated that there are individuals who are angry over the Liberian leader’s quest to source revenue intended to help poor people across the country.

“Every time George Weah goes out to beg for money, and make people to help people, our friends in the opposition get vex; let continue to pray for George Weah,” he said.

Minister McGill intimated that there will be no second round in the ensuing Presidential and Legislative Elections in Liberia as Weah will defeat the opposition candidates in the first round of the 2023 elections.

He insisted that President Weah must continue to be in power for the development of Liberia.

However, first round of a general election to elect the President and House of Representatives in Liberia on many occasions resulted in a run-off because of the failure of many politicians to win more than 60% of the total ballots cast, except Charles Taylor who won the 1997 elections with over 70% of the total valid votes for the Liberian Presidency.

The State and Presidential Affairs Minister was speaking in Bong County over the weekend at a graduation ceremony of vocational training program in Gbarnga.

At the event, Minister McGill took the lead to raise twenty five million Liberian dollars for women of Bong County who benefited from the skills training.

He denied accusation by some members of the opposition community that the Weah led ruling establishment is involved in stealing public money and other state resources to finance activities around the country with focus to re-elect President George Weah.

However, Minister McGill clarified that money will be raised from friendly business people and good will citizens.

According to him, not a dime will be taken from government coffers as some are insinuating.

“We are talking to our friends to do good for our people and if you are vex about it, you can bust. We are not afraid of doing good and we are willing to bear the consequences of doing good,” he stressed.

According to McGill, money is in Liberia and the way to get it, is to work hard.

The Minister of State for Presidential Affairs said he intends to raise more money for the people of Bong County, particular women.

He also encouraged the recipients to make good use of the money in order to motivate those providing the fund to do more if the need be.

The money was provided to several women from different towns and villages in checks by Minister McGill.

In another development, some independent observers have been concerned as to what the National Elections Commission (NEC) has been doing as regards the apparent violations of the Code of Conduct on Political Participation.

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