President George Weah of Liberia, who recently suffered defeat in the November polls, has announced that he does not plan to seek re-election in 2029. Weah, a former international footballer, was elected in 2017 but lost to Joseph Boakai in the recent elections, with Boakai set to be inaugurated on Monday.
Speaking to church congregants on the outskirts of Monrovia on Sunday, President George Weah stated that, at 57 years old, he would be 63 in six years and expressed his unwillingness to be actively involved in politics beyond the age of 65.
He emphasised the need for personal time with his family, saying, “I did not come into politics to hijack power. You are not going to drag me into politics until I reach 90 years.”
While not disclosing his future plans, President Weah asserted his commitment to promoting peace and prosperity in Liberia.
In his concession speech in November, he pledged that his Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) party would continue to be a robust opposition force.