Ivory Coast Liberia Politics

Drogba dismissed talk of entering politics despite Weah invitation 

Former Ivorian international and Premier League club Chelsea Striker, Didier Drogba, has dismissed talk of entering politics. George Weah had suggested to Drogba to follow in his political footsteps after the Ivorian send words of congratulations to him in late December after his victory.

Drogba was responding to talk that he could follow the footsteps of Liberia’s president-elect, George Weah, who won elections late last year.

“It’s not necessarily the case that all footballers will want to become president. George has opened the way for him to make an impact in his own way, and others can make an impact on their communities in other ways.

“He has been a model for me for a long time. He has been a big brother also for a long time and what he has done today shows that in the labor force, with perseverance, we can achieve our objectives and to realize our dreams for the good of the community.”

Weah won the first round of the October 2017 vote but failed to secure an outright win. He was declared winner of a presidential run-off vote between him and Joseph Boakai. He will be sworn in on January 22, 2018.

Also see: George Weah, former soccer player elected as president of Liberia

 

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