In a late Friday speech addressing the runoff election results, President Weah stated that though the NEC’s results are not final, they indicate a lead for former Vice President Boakai that makes it impossible for him to surpass. Acknowledging the outcome, President Weah affirmed, “This is a time for graciousness in defeat, a time to place our country above party, and patriotism above personal interest. While congratulating President-elect Boakai, Tinubu advised him to prioritize good governance for the people of Liberia. He has defied the stereotype that peaceful transitions of power are untenable in West Africa.”Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, who led the West African Elders Forum (WAEF) in Liberia, also praised President Weah for advancing peace and progress in the country. Jonathan urged President-elect Boakai to be magnanimous in victory and continue efforts to unite and advance Liberia.
Source: Front Page Africa November 19, 2023 05:41 UTC