George Weah Unveils Agenda For Liberia

31 December, 2017, 03:40 | Author: Katrina Soto
  • ANC Presidential Candidate Alexander B> Cummings

Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sent words of felicitations to 1995 Fifa Player of the Year, George Weah, on winning Liberia's presidential elections.

The French presidency says in a statement that Weah accepted the invitation.

Outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is at the end of her second six-year term, will transfer power to Weah in the nation's first democratic transition since 1944.

In his first public comments after his rival conceded, Weah said he was "honored to join a new generation of heads of state".

"As a leader in the West African sub-region, Nigeria, especially under the PDP, played key roles in ensuring political stability in Liberia and must continue to show direction by ensuring the consolidation of democratic practice and culture both at home and in other countries in the sub-region".

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

"We will work to relax constraints to private investment, strengthen the business, legal and regulatory environment, and protect business profits, " he said.

"I refuse to subject our nation to such an experience", he said.

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He is set to take office in January.

Immediately after NEC chairman Jerome Korkoya read the final results, Weah's party headquarters erupted into celebration.

- He defeated the country's incumbent Vice President to emerge victor of the country's presidential run off election.

Expected to officially take office next month, he received messages of congratulations from worldwide leaders on Friday.

Weah's rags-to-riches story has been an inspiration to many supporters who call him "King George".

He also played for Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Chelsea and Man City. He obtained a high school diploma overseas and earned a degree from Illinois-based DeVry University.

'Two days ago the world saw me cry, not because I won, but for the lives of partisans who lost their lives in the struggle for change, " Weah said after being introduced by his running mate, Vice President-elect Jewel Howard-Taylor.

He has been senator for Montserrado County in Liberia after being elected in 2014.

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