Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo has arrived in Monrovia for the swearing-in of Liberia’s President-elect, Mr. George Weah.
Obasanjo’s aircraft touched down on the Roberts International Airport at eight:01 a.m. (9 a.m.) Nigerian time to attend the inauguration happening in a while Monday.
On hand or obtain him have been the Nigerian Ambassador to Liberia, Mr James Dimka; Force Commander for the United Nations Mission in Liberia , Maj.-Gen. Salihu Uba, amongst different officers.
Speaking to newsmen Obsanjo stated he was a proud man to witness a peaceable democratic switch of energy in Liberia contemplating the large sacrifices made by Nigeria for peace and stability within the nation.
“I am very happy over what is happening in Liberia today and I congratulate my brothers and sisters in this great country,” he stated.
The former ace footballer George Weah might be sworn-in as Liberia’s President on Monday after defeating the nation’s Vice President in a re-run election.
Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC) introduced certificates of return to the President-elect, George Weah; Vice President-elect, Jewel Howard-Taylor, and the newly elected members of the House of Representatives.
According to native media, 66 out of the 73 elected lawmakers have been certificated, leaving out seven who’re going through authorized challenges over their election within the Oct. 10 basic polls.
The closing tallies of the re-run election point out that Weah of CDC polled a complete of 722,185 votes representing 61.5 per cent, whereas Vice President Joseph Boakai of the Unity Party (UP) completed with 457,579 or 28.5 per cent.
The president-elect, George Weah, described his election as a unifying issue within the nation. He will take over from President -Ellen-Johnson-Sirleaf
The president-elect reiterated his assurance of larger freedoms, saying he wouldn’t intrude with the tenants of democracy, particularly political dissent.
51-year-old George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah is a retired skilled footballer who performed as a striker.
After starting his profession in his residence nation of Liberia, Weah spent 14 years taking part in for golf equipment in France, Italy, and England. Arsène Wenger first introduced him to Europe, signing him for Monaco in 1988.
Weah moved to Paris Saint-Germain in 1992 the place he received Ligue 1 in 1994 and have become the highest scorer of the 1994–95 UEFA Champions League.
He signed for Milan in 1995 the place he spent 4 profitable seasons, successful Serie A twice. His most notable objective in Italy noticed him run the size of the sphere in opposition to Verona.
He moved to the Premier League in direction of the tip of his profession and had spells at Chelsea and Manchester City, successful the FA Cup on the former, earlier than returning to France to play for Marseille in 2001, and subsequently ending his profession with Al-Jazira in 2003.
At the worldwide degree, he represented Liberia on the African Cup of Nations on two events, successful 60 caps and scoring 22 targets for his nation.
He grew to become concerned in politics in Liberia following his retirement from soccer.
He fashioned the Congress for Democratic Change and ran unsuccessfully for President within the 2005 election, dropping to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf within the second spherical of voting.
In the 2011 election, he ran unsuccessfully as Vice President alongside Winston Tubman. Weah was subsequently elected to the Liberian Senate for Montserrado County within the 2014 elections.
Weah was elected President of Liberia within the 2017 election, defeating the incumbent Vice President Joseph Boakai