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Weah visits his opponent and asked him to nominate appointees

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Liberian President-elect and former footballer, George Weah, has offered his privilege members of the opposition party to nominate candidates to be appointed in his regime.

Mr. Weah had visited Joseph Boakai, the outgoing vice president and his opponent in the run-off election held December 26, 2017, to thank him for his role in maintaining  peace in the after-election.

The outgoing VP had congratuled Weah, even before the final result were announced, ensuring there was no need to challenge the winner.

 

Weah took to Facebook to announce his visit to opponent on the New Year’s Day, saying it was “a sign of solidarity and good will”, as the election is now over and everyone should seek the good of Liberia, the true winner.

He added: “I informed him that Liberia is the true winner, and that we must all work collectively in the best interest of our Country.

“I further intimated that he’s a man of impeccable character and experience, and that his expertise will be needed in order to move our Country forward. I further assured him that he will be granted due courtesy according to the law as a statesman and outgoing VP.

“Finally, I did suggest to him to put forth his people that he believes are capable of helping us move Liberia forward. Happy new year to you all,” he wrote.

In his reaction, Mr Boakai said: “I reject any temptation of imposing pain, hardship, agony, and uncertainty upon our people. My name will not be used as an excuse for one drop of human blood to be spilled in this country,” he said.

Mr. Weah Facebook post read:

“Earlier today, I paid a courtesy visit to the Honorable Vice President, Hon. Joseph Nyumah Boakai as a sign of solidarity and good will; and to wish him happy new year. I expressed to him that the elections are over now, and that there’s no winner here.

“I informed him that Liberia is the true winner, and that we must all work collectively in the best interest of our Country. I further intimated that he’s a man of impeccable character and experience, and that his expertise will be needed in order to move our Country forward. I further assured him that he will be granted due courtesy according to the law as a statesman and outgoing VP.

“Finally, I did suggest to him to put forth his people that he believes are capable of helping us move Liberia forward. Happy new year to you all.

“May God bless you.”

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