Presidential rerun: Liberia’s VP, Boakai concedes defeat, congratulates Weah
Liberia ’s Vice President, Jospeh Boakai, has conceded the Dec. 26 presidential runoff election to former soccer star, George Weah.
In a nationwide broadcast from his party’s headquarters in Monrovia on Friday, Boakai who was flanked by his supporters and party leaders, said he had already called Weah to congratulate him.
“I, Joseph Boakai, a man of peace, humility and with a deep faith in God hereby accept the results of the elections as announced by the National Elections Commission ( NEC ).
“I congratulate Ambassador Weah and pray that God will guide and empower him as takes the onerous responsibility of steering the affairs of our nation.
“Even though I will not be the captain of the ship, it is my fervent desire that the ship of state always sails smoothly.
“We must work to unite our people because Liberia is bigger than all of us,” he said.