Hear him, “I declare publicly today that transforming the lives of all Liberians is the singular mission and focus of my presidency. Over the next few days, we will assemble the government that is committed to fighting for the ideas that inspired our campaign, and dedicated to delivering for the Liberian people”.

“Those chosen to serve will and must be dedicated to the ideas of grassroots social transformation. Partisans looking to cheat the Liberian people through the menace of corruption will have no place in my administration,’’ he declared.

The President-elect thanked outgoing President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for sustaining peace in Liberia over the last 12 years, and for her commitment to the first democratic transfer of power in 73 years, just as he assured that the country was open and ready for business, calling on investors, partners and Liberians in the Diaspora to join hands with his administration to build the economy.

“We will work to relax constraints to private investment, strengthen the business, legal and regulatory environment, and protect business profits,’’ he said.

He also extended a hand of fellowship to his rival in the just-concluded presidential runoff election and outgoing Vice President Joseph Boakai, saying he will be counting on his advice and contributions.

Meanwhile, while he was delivering the address from the party’s conference room, a crowd of singing and dancing youth gathered outside the building, with placards and banners bearing inscriptions such as “CDC will support agriculture’’.

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