Winston Tubman Ready To Serve Weah
Cllr. Winston A. Tubman, former Standard Bearer of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), has said he is ready to serve in President George Manneh Weah’s government if he is called upon to work.
Cllr. Tubman stated that Liberia is his country and that if called upon by Liberia’s newest President, he has the capacity to serve his people.
According to him, during his stewardship as Standard Bearer of the party in 2011, he had a very good working relationship with Weah who then was his running mate.
Cllr. Tubman, who was in 2005 Standard Bearer of the National Democratic Party of Liberia (NDPL), reminded Liberians that they should put behind all their differences and make themselves available if they are called upon by President Weah to serve his government.
The former CDC flag bearer described President Weah as a visionary leader who means very well for Liberia and the citizenry.
The former United Nations (UN) envoy to Somalia added that the time has come for Liberians from all walks of lives to see reason in rallying around President Weah to put the country first and not personal interest.
According to him, for the length of time he and President Weah have been interacting, in his mind, his leadership is going to take Liberia somewhere better.
Cllr. Tubman stated that President Weah is a true patriot of the soil who wants to see his country developed like other countries.
He called on Liberians from all parts of the country to manage their expectations and rally around President Weah to move the country’s development agenda forward.
He reminded them that without togetherness, it would be very difficult for Liberia as a nation to develop like other countries.
Born in the Maryland County town of Pleebo, Cllr. Tubman is the nephew of William V. S. Tubman, Liberia’s longest serving president. He has degrees from the London School of Economics, Cambridge University and Harvard University.
A member of the bar, he founded his own law firm in 1968 and served as legal adviser to the Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs during his uncle’s administration. Tubman has extensive United Nations experience. His first job was in the Legal Office in 1973. He served under Samuel Doe as Justice Minister from 1982 to 1983, and he has served as the Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations for the period 1979-81. Tubman traveled to the United States in 1990 on behalf of Doe to lobby (ultimately unsuccessfully) the American government to intervene in the First Liberian Civil War. He more recently served as the Secretary-General’s representative and head of the United Nations Political Office for Somalia from 2002 to 2005.