The President of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu has sent a congratulatory message to the government and people of Liberia on the successful conduct of the Liberian Presidential Election.
Africa Today News, New York reports that this is even as the former chairman, Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Senator Shehu Sani, has said that the outcome of the Liberian presidential election is a lesson in civility and a message of hope for the West African sub-region.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, the President also congratulated the President-elect, Joseph Boakai, who won the mandate of the people, enjoining him to unite the country and build on the popular support expressed through the ballot box to deliver good governance to the people of Liberia.
President Tinubu also commended President George Weah for demonstrating uncommon leadership by conceding the election and averting any form of socio-political crisis.
He said President Weah’s great act of democratic sportsmanship is exemplary, particularly at this time in West Africa, when democracy is under attack by malign actors who are bent on subverting the will of the people.
‘I commend President George Weah for his sterling example, undiluted patriotism, and statesmanship. He has defied the stereotype that peaceful transitions of power are untenable in West Africa. He has demonstrated that the outcome of elections in the sub-region need not become the propellant of violence and unrest and that the will of the people must always be respected,’ Tinubu said.
The President thanked the people of Liberia for peacefully exercising their rights and implored them to remain steadfast in the furtherance of peace and democracy.
Meanwhile, Africa Today News, New York can confirm that President Weah has congratulated the President-elect.