Kouyateh who contested on the ticket of the Liberia Transformation Party in 2014 mid-term elections said, the endorsement of the Montserrado County Senator for the Presidency is beyond religious beliefs.
“Ladies and gentlemen, today is an important day in your lives and my life, I came here today not just as native person, not as Muslim, not have I come as Christian. I have come to you as a Liberian that Liberia is in need of a Liberian president, after having consultations with many Liberians, I have realized that God has decided to speak through our leadership to takeover Liberia,” he said.
Making the remark at the endorsement ceremony in district #3 Montserrado County, Sheikh Al Moustapha Kouyateh referred to Ambassador Weah as ‘Moses’ whom he said God speaks to directly to take the mantle of authority in Liberia.
He added: “I hereby with my conviction endorse the way of the popular people to the leadership of his Excellency senator George Manneh Weah and her Excellency Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor the incoming President and Vice President of Liberia and I declare my unreserved support to the CDC. This is our time”.
Also endorsing the candidacy of Senator Weah was the group under the name ‘Sound Minded Liberians’.
According to the group, they are a political group with the objective of seeking the interest of the ordinary Liberians and in this light, they believed the CDC is well positioned and based on the high level of leadership of exhibited by the leaders and with a government headed by Weah, will improve all sectors of the country.
In response to the endorsement, Amb. Weah welcomed Sheikh Kouyateh and the Sound Minded Liberians on board and urged them to work with him to claim victory on October 10, 2017 to honorably retire Vice President Joseph N. Boakai.
According to Senator Weah, he will provide security for VP Boakai and family, also a better hospital where he will go for free medication and take care of him as former VP.
He stressed that taxes should be reduced to afford ordinary Liberians the opportunity to make business.