Weah Returned Home
Meanwhile, Mr. Weah promised massive development,
saying that the old politicians have failed the Liberian
people. He, however, failed to give details as to
how the old political elites failed the Liberian people.
He said that the politicians never had "common
love" for the Liberian people.
Mr. Weah further added that he was going in the race to build institutions, serve his people with love and compassion as a true son of the land. In addition, the Ambassador said that upon his election, he will hire the services of people of political background to work for him to develop Liberia.
Over the past few weeks, there have been speculations about Weah's ambition to run for the presidency, and on several occasions, he categorically denied having any interest in contesting the office on grounds that he is a soccer player and not a politician.
The argument concerning Weah's presidency has divided the city into two schools of thought with one group in support of his declaration, while the other group believes that Mr. Weah is not a political material and therefore dismisses his ambition.
Those who opposed to Mr. Weah’s declaration were quick to identify his shortcomings, insisting that he cannot make a good president pointing to his failure to take the nation to the World-Cup during his tenure as a technical director for the Liberian Lone Star. Others argue that Weah only bankrolled the team during the war because he was a member of the team. They argue that if Mr. Weah is so generous, why is he not still bankrolling the national team when he was not a member?
Other areas of Mr. Weah’s weaknesses highlighted by his critics, include his lack of managerial skills coupled with his uncontrollable temple in handling issues as well as his lack of requisite education. His critics went further to accuse him of having bad moral values in dealing with his colleagues, using his leadership as captain and technical director for the national team as an example. Some even point to his alleged arrogance besides being a political neophyte as reason why they don’t want him to become president. There are others who feel that the warring factions want to use Mr. Weah to perpetuate themselves in power using the alleged presence of members of warring factions in leadership positions in Mr. Weah’s organization as a in point.
Majority of his critics feel, he should be encouraged to run for either Minister of Youth and Sports or president of the Liberian football organization - the Liberian Football Association (LFA). His critics want him concentrate on sports instead of going into politics.