President Bola Tinubu on Saturday commended the Liberian President George Weah for towing the of honour and accepting defeat in the country’s presidential election.
The President further congratulated the government and people of Liberia on the successful conduct of the Liberian Presidential Election which saw the emergence of Joseph Boakai as President-elect.
Tinubu in a statement by his Special Adviser on media and publicity Ajuri Ngelale said Boakai won the mandate of the people.
President Tinubu. enjoined the Liberian new leaderto unite the country and build on the popular support expressed through the ballot box to deliver good governance to the people of Liberia.
Tinubu said President Weah demonstrated uncommon leadership by conceding the election and averting any form of socio-political crisis.
“The President says President Weah’s great act of democratic sportsmanship is exemplary, particularly at this time in West Africa, when democracy is under attack by malign actors who are bent on subverting the will of the people.
“I commend President George Weah for his sterling example, undiluted patriotism, and statesmanship. He has defied the stereotype that peaceful transitions of power are untenable in West Africa. He has demonstrated that the outcome of elections in the sub-region need not become the propellant of violence and unrest and that the will of the people must always be respected,” the President noted.
President Tinubu also thanked the people of Liberia for peacefully exercising their rights and implores them to remain steadfast in the furtherance of peace and democracy.