President-elect George Weah consistency eventually paid off for him when he was announced the winner of the recent presidential elections that just took place on the 27th of December 2017. It was a peaceful and transparent election according to the electoral commission in Liberia.
Due to that the President of Nigeria, Muhammad Buhari didn’t hold back his excitement by congratulating the new president of Liberia to his new office. He said in a press statement through his media aide, Femi Adesina “this is another plus on Africa’s democratic scoreboard.”
Buhari also commended the efforts of the National Election Commission of Liberia, as well as regional and international observers who have contributed immensely to the electoral process and the strengthening of post-conflict democracy in the West African country.
He described Weah’s victory as a how powerful the will of the Liberian people to remain united, peaceful and ever flourishing. He assured the President-Elect that the Nigerian government and her people are willing to work closely with him and his administration on issues on mutual, global, regional and bilateral levels for the benefit of both countries.
He also applauds Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her firm leadership in her 12 years in office making sure Liberia stands firm again most especially in the aspect that has to do with women and civil rights issue, peace building and consolidation, ECOWAS and the Mano River Union.
President Buhari also notes that President Sirleaf deserves special commendation for the statesmanship she has shown in ensuring free and fair elections that will pave the way for a peaceful transfer of political power from one democratically elected leader to another for the first time in 73 years.