Liberia’s leading presidential candidate and football legend George Weah was in Nigeria on Sunday to attend a Church service at The Synagogue Church of All Nations(SCOAN) headquarters in Lagos.
The former Ballon D’or winner who lost in 2005 to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in his first attempt for the position of president, said he was at the Church service to “seek God’s face” for his nation.
George who later went on to contest and win a seat in the senate in 2014 for the Congress of Democratic party , declared his interest in 2017 Liberia presidential elections and went on to lead with 38.8% of votes followed by vice President Bokai, who had a percentage of 28.8% votes.
According to the National Electoral Committee of the country, there was need for a by election between the two most popular candidates considering the winner had not made up to 50 % of the total votes casted during the elections.
During the service, the founder of SCOAN, Pastor T. B Joshua said, “My brother is here today because he loves his country and wants God’s choice for his country…He is not here to impose himself. What does God say about his country, Liberia? What is God’s opinion? That is why he is here…We are not herbalists or witch-doctors; we are people of God. God’s choice is our choice. We cannot pray against God’s will….Without God’s corresponding power, we cannot pray to Him. For every step we take – every movement and action – intimation comes first…God’s opinion is what we should seek in our country – simple! God is the Answer, the Final.”
This is not the first time a prominent citizen of a country will be visiting the “Nigerian-based Pastor”. The likes of former Tanzania’s President, John Magufuli, the late President of Ghana, John Atta Mills, Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangarai and Julius Malema, South Africa’s fiery opposition leader have also attended his church meetings.
The presidential run-off elections between Weah and Boakai are scheduled to hold on November 7, 2017.