Democracy taking root in Liberia — Jonathan



    By Harrison Arubu
    Former President Goodluck Jonathan says Liberia is turning into a mannequin of democracy in Africa and past, having attained “political stability’’.

    Jonathan informed newsmen within the capital, Monrovia, throughout Tuesday’s presidential run-off election, that democracy had been institutionalised in Liberia.

    He spoke in his capability as co-leader of the United States’ National Democratic Institute (NDI) International Elections Observation Mission to Liberia for the run-off polls.

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    “Looking on the political historical past of Liberia, the nation has handed via challenges.

    “They performed elections and the President stayed for the entire two phrases and this president is about handing over to a different elected president.

    “That reveals that Liberia is now politically steady to be a very good instance of democracy. Democracy is being institutionalised in Liberia.

    “It will assist the nation as a result of it reveals that the nation is steady and it’ll entice international direct traders.

    “And for Africa, particularly within the West African sub-region, it’s a nice achievement.’’

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    The former Nigerian president stated the Liberian scenario would enormously encourage different African international locations on the necessity to keep stabiity.

    He added that the election would encourage African leaders to imbibe constitutional means in addressing political challenges.

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    “When I used to be in workplace, we tried to make it possible for we stabilised democracy throughout the ECOWAS states as a result of (of) the problem of every kind of unconstitutional authorities; we see that it’s over in ECOWAS and Africa.

    “The Liberian scenario will assist us a lot as a result of it’s one other clear case of a rustic that has moved from some illegitimate authorities and disaster to a longtime and steady democracy.

    “This transition is crucial as a result of if we succeed, if Liberia succeeds, West Africa has succeeded, Africa has succeeded.’’

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    Jonathan famous profitable completion of the electoral course of was of curiosity to Africa and the worldwide group.

    Liberian voters have chosen a successor to outgoing President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, whose 12-year tenure ends in January.

    Results of the delayed run-off election, because of be introduced in three days, would decide the winner between ex-football famous person, Sen. George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai.