‘He avoided crisis’ Tinubu hails Liberia President for accepting election defeat

President Bola Tinubu has commended the President of Liberia, George Weah, for conceding defeat in the just concluded presidential election in the West African country.....CONTINUE READING

A statement signed by Ajuri Ngelale – Special Adviser to to Tinubu on Media and Publicity, on Saturday, said the President congratulated the government and people of Liberia on the successful conduct of the Liberian Presidential Election.

Tinubu also congratulates President-elect Joseph Boakai, who won the mandate of the people, enjoining 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.

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“President Tinubu commends President George Weah for demonstrating uncommon leadership by conceding the election and averting any form of socio-political crisis.

” The President says President Weah’s great act of democratic sportsmanship is exemplary, particularly at this time in West Africa, when democracy is under attack by malign actors who are bent on subverting the will of the people,” the statement said.

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It also quoted Tinubu as saying : “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. ”