LIBERIAN PRESIDENT-ELECT,GEORGE WEAH SPEAKS AFTER VICTORY
The election results showed Weah candidate of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) as scoring 720,023 votes, which is 61.5 percent of 98 percent total votes cast at the election.
His opponent,who is the incumbent vice president and candidate of the ruling Unity Party, Joseph Boakai, scored 451,088, which is 38.5 percent of the vote cast.
Speaking shortly after his victory Weah said, “My fellow Liberians, I deeply feel the emotion of all the nation. I measure the importance and the responsibility of the immense task which I embrace today. Change is on.”
The footballer-turned-politician is expected to make a detailed statement after his official declaration as president-elect
“The Liberian people clearly made their choice yesterday and all together we are very confident in the result of the electoral process”,he said
“It is with deep emotion that I want to thank you, the Liberian people, for honouring me with your vote today. It is a great hope”,Weah added.
The former footballer turned politician added, “I am deeply grateful to my family, my friends, and my loyal supporters who contributed to our campaign during this extremely long election season. We are on the verge of making history for our people.”
“I will put all my strength, my energy, my sincerity and my influence at the service of the Liberian people,” he said