Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

The president of Liberia, George Weah, has insisted he will not stay in office beyond a second term.

His Chief of Staff, Nathaniel McGill, stated this during a press conference in the capital, Monrovia on Tuesday.

Weah, a football icon who came into power in 2018, has not even finished his first presidential term.

“It is not good for one man to be president for a long time,” McGill said.

“The president is not thinking about a third term.”

Speculation started growing in the West African nation that the 54-year-old Weah would exploit a December 8 constitutional referendum to extend his stay in office.

The rumour surfaced amid concerns with happenings in the region, with aging presidents changing constitutions in order to bypass term limits.

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