The statement, which Weah described as a “pledge and contract with the Liberian people and nation,” forms part of the CDC platform for governance released by the party over the weekend.
He said in the manifesto is the party’s agenda “to bring a stop to the survival struggle” and to lay a sound foundation to start a better living for Liberians, adding that this agenda will steer a new Liberia
where all of its children will be adequately prepared for a brighter future.
According to Weah, “my team and I will fight for the desired change” in a Liberia where adherence to the rule of law will be the link that binds them together as a people and nation, a Liberia where the
counties will become vibrant places to go for work and play instead of running constantly to neighboring countries.
He said it will be a Liberia where the national budget will substantially fund local development initiatives instead of ‘outrageous recurrent expenditures’, adding “it is a Liberia that will bring pride to all of us.”
The CDC in its platform said it is “cognizant of the prevailing corruption in past governments” which it noted to be a “cancerous tumor that has been fed the nation for centuries and has intensified
over the years.”
He continued: “I have always fought for my people and will continue to do so. Serving Liberia is an intrinsic characteristic of my existence. From living with friends in poor communities to playing football and now politics, my love for country and people remains relentless.”
Weah then promised that “as your president, and with the Grace of our Creator, the Almighty God, I will make sure, to the best of my ability, for my people to stop just surviving and start living.”