By Prudence Arobani
The U.S. has congratulated the folks of Liberia on the profitable conclusion of the presidential run-off election, and President-elect George Weah on his victory.
The White House, in an announcement by the Press Secretary, described the election as representing “a major milestone for Liberia’s democracy”.
This is Liberia’s first peaceable switch of energy from one democratically elected head of state to a different in additional than 70 years.
“The United States commends the National Elections Commission for administering an orderly election course of.
“We also recognise the important role Liberia’s Supreme Court, political parties, security forces, and civil society organisations played in holding a peaceful and transparent contest.”
The U.S. welcomed the statements by worldwide and home observer missions affirming the conduct of the election.
“We also thank Vice President Joseph Boakai for his positive campaign and years of honourable service to Liberia.”
The U.S. mentioned it “is deeply committed to our longstanding relationship with Liberia and its people”.
“We will continue to support the success of this historic democratic transition and the peace and prosperity of Liberia,” the assertion learn.
Outgoing Preaident Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf would step down in January after two phrases in workplace and would handover to Weah.
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, who’s a member of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation, was anticipated within the capital, Monrovia, from Thursday to Saturday.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres requested Obasanjo to journey to Liberia as a part of the UN’s continued good places of work engagement.