Oppong Weah Deserves To Be President Of Liberia - FA Cup Vice Chairman

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George Weah, emerged victor of Liberia presidential run-off, beating Vice-President Joseph Boakai after recording an insurmountable 61.5 percent in the poll.

President-elect Weah who read the prepared statement to the media in a rather relaxed state, also expressed thanks and appreciation to God for his blessings and wisdom which led him to this current state as Liberia's 24th President, and further assured Liberians of his government commitment to improving their livelihood during the reigns of the CDC led government.

This is Liberia's first peaceful transfer of power from one democratically elected head of state to another in more than 70 years.

He also described the candidate of the ruling Unity Party, Vice President Joseph Boakai as a true statesman for his sportsmanship and respect for the ballot box in conceding defeat.

Weah adds that "we have a lot to do together to accelerate the building of tomorrow's Africa".

The President of Sengal, Macky Sall, also congratulated Weah on Twitter and wished him "much success".

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When the president-elect rose from his seat to calm the situation, the crowd went wilder in euphoria, chanting "George Weah, George Weah".

The lawmaker who congratulate Weah pointed that the hardwork, persistence and steadfastness displayed by the football legend should be adopted by Nigerian youths in meeting their target goals in life.

Ekweremadu urged the former World Footballer of the Year "to reciprocate the enormous goodwill and confidence reposed in him by the good people of Liberia and the worldwide community by running an all-inclusive government".

Mr Jerome Korkoya, chairman of the commission, announced on Friday in Monrovia, that George Weah who contested on the platform of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), is set to take over from Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

Weah, 51, had garnered 61% of valid votes cast from 98.1% of votes tallied.

"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 Liberia", Akufo-Addo wrote on via his official Facebook account. She led the country from back-to-back civil wars and saw it through a deadly Ebola outbreak.