Gabriel Baccus Mathews is the first Liberian politician to advocate multi party democracy in Liberia. Before his death, he strongly supported soccer legend George Weah's quest for the presidency.
Before his death, Baccus ( as he was commonly Called) served as leader of the Progressive Alliance of Liberia and the United People's Party. He aws twice Foreign minister of Liberia.
As a young man, he led a riot against president Tolbert in 1979 protesting the increase price of rice, the country's staple food.
After failing in his own presidential bid, he strongly supported George Weah candidacy during the country's 2005 General and Presidential Elections. Weah lost the elections. Two years after, Mathews died at the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital
It is not true that Matthews was the first Liberian to advocate multi-party democracy in Liberia. Before Matthews was born there were multi-party democracy. Tubman undid that....