51 year old George Weah has emerged President-elect of Liberia after the run off election on Tuesday, December 26th, 2017.
The former World Footballer of the Year won thirteen out of fifteen counties, thus becoming the 25th President of Liberia.
Interestingly, his victory is not unconnected to the fact that he sought for spiritual help and prayers from internationally acclaimed prophet, T.B Joshua on Sunday, October 24th, 2017.
We reliably gathered that the footballer turned politician came purposely to prevent a reoccurrence of fate when he lost to president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the 2005 rerun election after his initial victory.
Insiders revealed that the humble clergy told him the mind of God which he adhered to and ensure his victory in the just concluded rerun. Also, we learnt that his visit influenced his victory as Liberians believe so much in Pro. TB Joshua as the mouthpiece of God for this generation. Thus, other presidential candidates rallied round to accept George Weah as the one chosen by God.
“I am deeply grateful to my family, my friends, and my loyal supporters who contributed to our campaign during this extremely long election season,” Weah said on Twitter before the results were announced.
Weah is set to replace Africa’s first female head of state, economist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
His inauguration would be the first time power was transferred from one democratically elected government to another.
It would be recalled that George Weah was at the Sunday Church service of the The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos, Nigeria.
The famous Liberian Senator was said to have come to the Church service to “seek God’s face” for his country.
During the sermon by Pastor T.B. Joshua which was broadcast live on popular Christian channel Emmanuel TV, Joshua warmly welcomed Weah and spoke directly to him.
“My brother is here today because he loves his country and wants God’s choice for his country,” Joshua stated.
“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.”
The cleric went further to reiterate that he was not favoring any particular side of the political spectrum but his own role was to pray for “the will of God” to be done in the nation of Liberia
“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,” Joshua stressed, with Weah nodding firmly in agreement
“Without God’s corresponding power, we cannot pray to Him. For every step we take – every movement and action – intimation comes first,” Joshua further expounded.
“There must be suggestion from the Spirit to move before we move. If truly I am a man of God, I must hear from God – move or don’t move.”
Joshua, who is known for political neutrality, noted that Liberia’s incumbent Vice President and Weah’s contender in the upcoming presidential run-off, Joseph Boakai had also contacted him to request a meeting.
“God’s opinion is what we should seek in our country – simple! God is the Answer, the Final,” the influential Nigerian pastor added.
Also present in the service was Senator Yormie Johnson, a former Liberian war lord and also one of the nation’s prominent presidential candidates.
Joshua was instrumental in Johnson’s conversion to Christianity and mediated his reconciliation with the family of the late Liberian President, Samuel Doe.
“You cannot twist or bribe God; He is not a man… The best place to go is to meet people God has given the grace to be a communicator between visible and invisible,” Joshua concluded. “Meet them and let them tell you what is the way out – the next thing to do.”
Other prominent visitors to The SCOAN in the past have included 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.