Liberia: Tinubu hails Weah’s acceptance of defeat, congratulates president-elect

Liberia: Tinubu hails Weah’s acceptance of defeat, congratulates president-elect

This was contained in a statement on Saturday titled, ‘President Tinubu congratulates Liberians and commends President Weah’s leadership following the presidential election,’ and signed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.


Mr Tinubu also commended incumbent president, George Weah, for conceding defeat and preventing any form of socio-political crisis following the election outcome, which according to him, is a demonstration of uncommon leadership by him.

Mr Boakai has so far polled 814,212 votes of the total 1,625,684 votes, compared to Weah’s 785,778 running on the ruling party, Coalition for Democracy Change.

Congratulating the people of Liberia on the successful polls, Tinubu said Weah exhibited an exemplary act of democratic sportsmanship, especially at this time in West Africa, when democracy was under attack by malign actors trying to subvert the will of the people.

Tinubu said, “I commend President George Weah for his sterling example, undiluted patriotism, and statesmanship. He has defied the stereotype that peaceful transitions of power are untenable in West Africa. He has demonstrated that the outcome of elections in the sub-region need not become the propellant of violence and unrest and that the will of the people must always be respected.’’

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