December 6, 2023

Press Release: McIntosh’s nomination withdrawn

President George Manneh Weah, has withdrawn the nomination of Dr. Toga Gayewea McIntosh with immediate effect. Dr. McIntosh was nominated on April 6, 2022, as Chairman of the Governance Commission (GC) by the Liberian Chief Executive.

According to the Executive Mansion, the President’s withdrawal is to allow Dr. McIntosh pursues his political ambition. In a letter dated April 28, 2022, Dr. McIntosh wrote the President expressing his desire to fully participate in the 2023 Presidential and Legislative elections.

Dr. McIntosh said Section 5.3.4 of the Act which created the Commission states “Commissioners must be nonpartisan to prevent the Governance Agenda and Process from being a political one”.

Meanwhile, Mr. Weah has accepted the letter and wished him well in his future endeavors.

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