Liberia election: Tinubu commends Weah for accepting defeat
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has congratulated the government and people of Liberia on the successful conduct of the Liberian presidential election. The president, in a…
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has congratulated the government and people of Liberia on the successful conduct of the Liberian presidential election.
The president, in a statement on Saturday by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, also congratulated President-elect, Joseph Boakai, who won the mandate of the people.
He enjoined him to unite the country and build on the popular support expressed through the ballot box to deliver good governance to the people of Liberia.
President Tinubu commended President George Weah for demonstrating uncommon leadership by conceding the election and averting any form of socio-political crisis.
Tinubu said President Weah’s great act of democratic sportsmanship was exemplary, particularly at this time in West Africa, when democracy was under attack by malign actors who were bent on subverting the will of the people.
“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,” the president stated.
President Tinubu, who thanked the people of Liberia for peacefully exercising their rights, implored them to remain steadfast in the furtherance of peace and democracy.