President Bola Tinubu has congratulated the government and people of Liberia for the successful conduct of the Liberian Presidential Election. In a statement released on Saturday, Tinubu also hailed President-elect Joseph Boakai on securing the people’s mandate.
He urged Boakai to foster unity and capitalize on the overwhelming support expressed through the electoral process to deliver effective governance to the Liberian populace.
While lauding President George Weah for his remarkable leadership displayed by conceding the election and preventing any potential socio-political crisis, Tinubu underscored Weah’s act of democratic sportsmanship as exemplary. He emphasized the significance of such actions in the current West African context, where democratic principles face threats from actors aiming to undermine the people’s will.
Tinubu expressed admiration for President Weah’s unwavering patriotism and statesmanship, breaking stereotypes surrounding peaceful power transitions in West Africa. He highlighted the importance of elections not serving as triggers for violence, emphasizing the necessity to always respect the people’s choices.
Moreover, President Tinubu extended gratitude to the Liberian citizens for their peaceful exercise of democratic rights, urging them to steadfastly continue promoting peace and democracy.