Liberia Election: U.S. Govt Hails George Weah For Conceding Defeat

Liberia Election: U.S. Govt Hails George Weah For Conceding Defeat

The Government of the United States has hailed the President of Liberia, George Weah, for conceding defeat in the presidential election.

Gists9ja had earlier reported that the Liberian president conceded defeat even before the country’s election umpire announced the final result of he presidential election.

Commending the outgoing president for his decision to concede defeat, the U.S. also congratulated the Liberia citizens for their peaceful conduct during the election.

The statement reads: “We congratulate President-elect Boakai on his victory and President Weah for his peaceful acceptance of the results.

“The United States congratulates the people of Liberia on holding a peaceful presidential runoff election. We note the broad participation of Liberians across the country and applaud the commitment and dedication of Liberian citizens in exercising their right to vote and engaging in the electoral process peacefully.

“Liberians deserve and expect free and fair, peaceful elections. We call on all citizens to follow President Weah’s example and accept the results. We congratulate Liberia’s institutions on a successful electoral process, especially the dedicated work of the National Elections Commission and the thousands of Liberians who worked the polls.”

Weah had congratulated Joseph Boaki after discovering that result announced indicated that the opposition leader was leading the polls with nearly 51 per cent of the votes in Liberia.

Speaking as the country’s election umpire continued the result announcements, Weah said that there was no way he could overturn Boakai’s lead.

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