MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Government of the United Kingdom has congratulated President-elect Joseph Boakai on his victory in Liberia’s Presidential Election.
The UK Government also commended President George Weah for unconditionally conceding defeat.
According to a release, the UK applauded the Liberian people for their exemplary commitment to peace and democracy.
It recognizes the hard work of the National Elections Commission, the Joint Security Apparatus, and all Liberian institutions who played a role in ensuring the elections were conducted in a free, fair, transparent, and peaceful manner.
Meanwhile, the UK Government urged Liberians to join together to promote peace and stability in a spirit of national unity.
The UK Government said it looks forward to working along with President-elect Joseph Boakai and his Government, and to continue to the warm relationship between the two countries.
At the same time, African Development Bank Country Director of Uganda and former Finance Minister, Augustine Ngafuan, have congratulated Ambassador Boakai on his victory.
Mr. Ngafuan described the path to Ambassador Boakai’s election as a long and bumpy road to victory.
He, however, said:” The former Vice President kept his eyes on the prize and never once lost faith in God’s promise to take him to the Presidency.”
In a special congratulatory statement on Sunday, November 19, 2023, the visiting AfDB Executive also extended thanks to President George Weah for mustering the strength to concede.
Mr. Ngafuan stated that Liberia has emerged from a difficult process as a shining example of democracy in West Africa, Africa, and the world.
The former Foreign Minister urged President-elect Joseph Boakai to heal, unite and develop Liberia.
The National Traditional Council has also congratulated Ambassador Joseph Boakai as the winner of the just-ended November Presidential-Run-Off Election.
The Chairman of the Council, Chief Zanzan Kawor, conveyed his congratulatory message to Ambassador Boakai on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at a news conference in Paynesville.
Chief Kawor wished Ambassador Boakai well in his administration and urged him to collectively maintain the peace of the country.
At the same time, the National Traditional Council Chairman has paid tribute to President George Weah for conceding defeat.
Chief Zanzan Kawor said:” President Weah’s concession speech is in the spirit of peace, and democracy, and speaks of his peaceful nature.”