-Ghanaian statesmen congratulate George Weah for winning presidency in Liberia
-They took to their social media handles to extend warm wishes to the president-elect
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Former and current presidents of Ghana John Dramani Mahama and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo respectively have extended congratulatory messages to newly-elected president of Liberia, George Weah.
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The respected statesmen took to Facebook after the National Election Commission (NEC) in Liberia announced George Weah as the winner of the election yesterday, December 28.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo took to his official facebook page and shared a photo of hiself with George Weah and captioned it, “Warm congratulations to George Oppong Weah on his decisive victory in Liberia’s peaceful presidential run-off, thus becoming the next President of the Republic of Liberia. Vice President Boakai is also to be commended for the maturity of his campaign. This election has strengthened the frontiers of democracy in Liberia, and it is our hope that it will lead to the improvement of the living standards of Liberians. Best wishes for the success of President-elect George Weah, and Vice President-elect, Jewel Taylor”.
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Former President John Dramani Mahama in extending his warm wishes to the president-elect of Liberia also took to Facebook with some excerpts of his post reading, “Liberians have made themselves and the ECOWAS region proud and with the election fever now over, every Liberian should see the task of nation building and development as a collective patriotic responsibility…”
Ex-president Mahama then went on to thank some of the people and institutions that worked hard to make the electioneering process seamless.
The first election was held in October with no political party winning with over 50% leading to a run-off which was held on December 26.
George Weah is believed to have won the run-off election with over 60% of the votes cast. His opponent who is in the person of the current Vice President Joseph Boakai is reported to have acquired some 38% of the total votes cast.
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George Weah represented the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) party while Joseph Boakai represented the Unity Party.
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