-Reports indicate that Gerige Weah is in a comfortable lead in the run-off
-It is indicated that he won 13 out of the total 15 counties
Reports emerging from many social media platforms indicate that former Liberian international football player, George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah, has been voted as the 25th president of Liberia.
Many news agencies and online sites have started calling the elections in favor of the former AC Milan footballer.
The president-elect is believed to have pipped his opponent, 73-year-old Joseph Boakai who was Vice President of Liberia after winning 13 out of the 15 counties in the country.
Joseph Boakai served as the country’s Vice President from 2006 under the leadership of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
George Weah took to his Twitter handle and made two tweets that was an insinuation of the information coming from the provisional results. In his first tweet he indicated, “I am deeply grateful to my family, my friends, and my loyal supporters who contributed to our campaign during this extremely long election season. We are on the verge of making history for our people. #Liberia #Liberia2017 #ChangeforHope”.
He later took to his handle to tweet, “It is with deep emotion that I want to thank you, the Liberian people, for honoring me with your vote today. It is a great hope. #Liberia #Liberia2017”; purportedly referring to the victory.
The first election which was held on October 10 this year saw both candidates falling short of the fifty percent plus one vote required to get the elections called.
A run-off was staged yesterday December 26 to finally settle the election. George Weah represented the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) party while Joseph Boakai represented the Unity Party.
Captain of the senior national team, Asamoah Gyan yesterday took to his social media handle to express his support for Weah.
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