PFAG congratulates Liberia President-elect George Oppong Weah

PFAG congratulates Liberia President-elect George Oppong Weah

The president-elect is popular among the country's youth, who are confident that he will represent their interests better than his predecessor. "Weah's presidency to (have a) pro-poor, pro-growth policy that will put the people at the centre of national development", said political analyst Vita Ishmael Tue.

Liberia's Vice President Joseph Boakai has conceded defeat in a presidential election run-off to former football star George Weah, easing the country further towards its first democratic transition of power in more than 70 years.

Ms Johnson Sirleaf's 12-year rule cemented peace after Liberia's 1989-2003 civil war and won her the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, but she has been criticised over high-level corruption scandals and persistent poverty in the country.

Many Liberians have high expectations of Weah, in particular young Liberians are optimistic that he will be able to tackle the many challenges facing the country.

He wrote "Congratulations to the people of Liberia on the successful election of their new President, Mr. George Weah".

The 51-year-old Weah, a senator who entered politics more than a decade ago, will take over in January.

"President Sirleaf promised to provide jobs and education for the young people, but to no avail".

The chairman of the Coalition for Democratic Change, Nathaniel McGill, told DW "the Liberian people have spoken, and it's a victory for Liberia".




Weah adds that "we have a lot to do together to accelerate the building of tomorrow's Africa".

"Even though I will not be the captain of the ship, it is my fervent desire that the ship of state always sails smoothly".

"The truth of the matter is that what I was seeking was not power or title but instead the opportunity to serve, " Boakai noted.

"We also thank Vice President Joseph Boakai for his positive campaign and years of honourable service to Liberia".

"We know our supporters in and out of Liberia are disappointed by the result of the election".

The U.S. welcomed the statements by global and domestic observer missions affirming the conduct of the election. She led the country from back-to-back civil wars and saw it through a deadly Ebola outbreak that killed almost 5,000 Liberians but was criticized for not tackling corruption better.

Ms Howard-Taylor is the ex-wife of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, who is serving 50 years in a British prison for war crimes in neighbouring Sierra Leone.

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