-Congratulates Amb. Joseph Boakai
By Jerromie S. Walters
As the National Elections Commission (NEC), announces 99.58 percent of the total votes cast during the recent runoff election, with opposition Unity Party’s Joseph Nyuma Boakai, in the lead, incumbent President George Weah has extended congratulations to the Unity Party Standard Bearer.
In a telephone conversation late Friday, November 17, 2023, President Weah congratulated Mr. Boakai, and wished him the very best as he ascends to the presidency.
“Let me assure you that this is one Liberia, and I can assure you that we are willing to work together-“ the President elect guaranteed his commitment to work with the outgoing President.
Minutes after the telephone conversation, in an audio address late Friday, President articulated- “The results announced by NEC, though not final, indicate that Ambassador Joseph Nyuma Boakai is In a lead that we can not surpass.”
He continued, “As we acknowledge the results, let us also recognize that the true winners of these elections are the proof Liberia, through your peaceful and orderly exercise of your constitutional right to vote. You have once again demonstrated your commitment to the democratic principles that bound us together as a nation.”
He referenced his government’s commitment to respecting the electorate decision prior to the electoral processes, and with the outcome of the elections, he believes the actualized said assurance. “I’m pound to say that we have fulfilled that promise, the Liberian people have spoken and we have heard their voice.
Following the climax of the entire electoral process, President Weah recommends the need for reconciliation, judging from his experience during the elections. “Unity is paramount for the love of mama Liberia,” he says.
At the same time, the outgoing President hailed his supporters for their commitment to his political quest, and admonished his them to accept the results.”
Though the outcome of the November 14, 2023, election didn’t go in their interest, he believes it’s a break for a new journey for the party. He tells his supporters- “Our time will come again.”