White House congratulates Weah on his win – The National Elections Commission declared Weah winner of the presidential election on Friday, 29 December 2017. He attained 732,185 votes representing 61.5 % while his contender, Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai got 457,579 which accounts for 38.5 of valid votes cast.
Vice President Boakai has conceded defeat and congratulated Weah, with a promise to contribute in whatever capacity is needed to move Liberia forward. In a White House statement, the Press Secretary acknowledged that this would be Liberia’s first peaceful transfer of power from one democratically elected head of state to another in more than four decades. According to the White House, this represents…More
Vice President Boakai concedes defeat in run-off – Boakai, flanked by members of the Unity Party, told journalists late Friday morning in Monrovia that he offered to Senator Weah, a hand of goodwill, friendship and gratitude for a historic contest. Said Boakai: “A while ago, I called Ambassador Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change, to congratulate him on emerging as the winner in the presidential contest.
I also availed myself to help him in any way he finds me useful to advance the good of our country.” The UP standard-bearer said Liberia is at the historic crossroad and called on Liberians to remain “cognizant of the extent to which elections…More
George Weah Pays Courtesy Call On Senegalese President – Senator George Weah, political leader of the Congress for Democratic Change and Standard bearer of the Coalition For Democratic Change (CDC) over the weekend paid a courtesy state visit on the President of Senegal, Macky Sall.
The meeting which took place at the presidential palace in Dakar was held in the presence of several senior cabinet officials of the Senegalese government and other stakeholders. Discussions at the meeting centered around the conducting of a free, fair and transparent election in Liberia come October, regional peace and security, and other cardinal issues of bilateral interest. Read More
Senator Weah Calls On Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo – Senator George Weah, a former world player, is the second high profile football personality to visit Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo. Ivory Coast and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba first visited President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff House on February 10.
Senator George Weah has confirmed he will run for President of Liberia for a second time after a failed bid in 2005. Weah, who played for teams, including Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Chelsea, was the highest-ranking African footballer in FIFAs list of greatest players of the 20th century selected by Brazil’s legend Pele. Read More