Liberia : Meet The Multi-millionaire Who Wants To Be President Of Liberia replacing Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,


    Meet The Multi-millionaire Who Wants To Be President Of Liberia


    On the 10th of October, Liberians will go to the polls to vote for their next president. Incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf shall step down having reached the constitutional two-term limit.

    Benoni Urey is one of the leading contenders. He recently accepted the Presidential nomination of the All-Liberian Party to contest at the ballot box; Urey has not held elected office before, but believes his business background will appeal to many voters across the political spectrum ...


    https://www.forbes.com/sites/mfonob...ants-to-be-president-of-liberia/#77e923826f8b

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    Dr. Benoni Urey




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    Liberians choose new president as Sirleaf steps aside
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    Jennifer O'Mahony and Zoom Dosso

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/liberians-choose-president-sirleaf-steps-aside-024243461.html

    Liberians choose new president as Sirleaf steps aside

    Liberians head to the polls on Tuesday to elect a successor to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, with hopes for a leader who will kickstart the economy and safeguard a fragile peace. Sirleaf will step down after 12 years at the helm of Africa's...
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    2011 Nobel winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
    Twenty candidates are vying to succeed Liberia's president, 2011 Nobel winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is stepping down after 12 years at the helm (AFP Photo/NICHOLAS KAMM)


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    The land of freed American slaves returned to Africa, where did it go wrong :facepalm:


    The Tearing Down of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
    The ghosts of Liberia’s civil war are stalking the country ahead of this week's election — and threatening the complicated legacy of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning president
    BY PRUE CLARKE, MAE AZANGO

    ... Liberia seems to be racing backward instead of forward, and for that Sirleaf bears some of the blame, her critics say. In an interview with Foreign Policy in her modest office in Monrovia, the 78-year-old president seemed to share some of those critics’ disappointment in her tenure. “I underestimated the low level of capacity. I also underestimated the cultural roots of corruption,” she said. As a result, she admits that Liberia is not where she hoped it would be when she took office in 2006 ...

    http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/10/09/the-tearing-down-of-ellen-johnson-sirleaf-liberia-elections/

    The Tearing Down of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

    The ghosts of Liberia’s civil war are stalking the country ahead of this week's election — and threatening the complicated legacy of the Nobel Peace…
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    A Black Trump huh? There may be hope for Liberia yet since like Trump he is a businessman and as such he has no political agenda wallowing in corruption like Sirleaf. I hope he runs Chevron out of Liberia but that may be a hard nut to crack since the Madam took hundreds of thousands in bribes to allow Chevron to unilaterally pick the most promising offshore oil tracts before even the African oil interest could put official bids in. If you're going to sell your soul and your own people out use your imagination and make it worth your while and not settle for pennies on the dollar making your confederates know you are as stupid as you look. Shame she didn't hold out for more, if you're gonna steal, steal big.
     
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    The soccer hero, Weah, is currently in the lead.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...y-lead-in-liberia-presidential-election-count

    Weah Takes Early Lead in Liberia Presidential Election Count

    Former A.C. Milan soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai lead in Liberia’s presidential election as the electoral commission released provisional results of the Oct. 10 vote.
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    I believe George Weah could turn Liberia around. He is much more astute then most people give him credit for, I hope he empties the existing cabinet out and chooses their replacements wisely. I also believe the Madam planned to have him assassinated during the 2005 runoff but he was and still is way too popular for the masses to stand for that and she would been on the receiving end of a violent bloodletting. Thanks for the update Clyde.
     
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    Not a problem Symbol of America, no, not at all, you are very welcome (yvw) ...

    My hope is that one day, Liberia can be restored with governance, the extent to which, repatriation from America, for those that think like me, would be suitable. It would be a fittingly first stop.

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