By Emmanuel Oloniruha
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Liberia’s President-elect, George Weah.
Jonathan, who had simply returned from Monrovia after main the National Democratic Institute (NDI) International Elections Observation Mission to Liberia, posted the goodwill message to Weah on his Facebook web page, on Friday.
Jonathan, suggested Weah to keep up his open door coverage in his new place, saying “everybody is a winner when democracy wins, and democracy has won today”.
Weah, a retired worldwide footballer and customary bearer of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) was declared winner on Friday after the Boxing Day run-off polls by Liberia’s nationwide electoral fee.
Jonathan additionally counseled Liberians for demonstrating the willingness to present democracy a
“Throughout my political life, I’ve lived by the creed that no one’s political ambition is well worth the blood of their residents.
“I’m most grateful to the nation of Liberia and particularly the candidates, Weah and Mr Joseph Boakai, for dwelling as much as this creed.
“As co-leader of the NDI International Elections Observation Mission to Liberia for these elections, I salute the zest for democracy of the Liberian people.”
Jonathan and different leaders of the NDI delegation had in a preliminary
assertion issued in Monrovia on Thursday, acclaimed the polls as peaceable, orderly and well-organized.
Speaking of his skilled on the sphere on voting day, Jonathan mentioned: “I’m happy with Liberians, who’ve come from disaster to democracy and have proven themselves to be a mannequin of peace and stability within the area.
“Democracy goes beyond election day, and if Liberia succeeds, West Africa succeeds, Africa succeeds, and the world succeeds.”
In the identical vein, Kosovo’s former President Atifete Jahjaga, additionally congratulated the folks of Liberia for exercising their proper to vote and for making a historic step in direction of the consolidation of democracy of their nation.
“It is my hope that the positive trends that we have observed during this election will be sustained and further improved during future elections.”(NAN)