U.S. Gov’t Calls On Liberians To Follow Pres. Weah’s Example


The government of the United States of America has called on all Liberian citizens to follow President George M. Weah’s example and accept the results, and at the same time congratulated Liberian institutions on a successful electoral process, especially the dedicated work of the National Elections Commission (NEC) and the thousands of Liberians who worked the polls.

In a press release issued over the weekend, the Spokesman of the U.S. State Department, Matthew Miller, said, “Liberian President George Weah conceded defeat today to Joseph Boakai in the presidential run-off election held on November 14. We congratulate President-elect Boakai on his victory and President Weah for his peaceful acceptance of the results. As President Weah said in his concession speech, ‘Tonight, the CDC has lost the election, but Liberia has won. This is a time for graciousness in defeat, a time to place our country above party, and patriotism above personal interest…Let us heal the divisions caused by the campaign and come together as one nation and one united people.’

“The United States congratulates the people of Liberia on holding a peaceful presidential run-off election. We note the broad participation of Liberians across the country and applaud the commitment and dedication of Liberian citizens in exercising their right to vote and in engaging in the electoral process peacefully.”

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