General News of Friday, 29 December 2017
Former President John Dramani Mahama has congratulated the people of Liberia for a peaceful presidential elections.
According to him, the elections show that African countries have embraced democracy and will play by its rules.
Former footballer George Weah won the polls to become the next president of Liberia.
Mr Mahama wrote on his Facebook page on Friday December 29 that : “Liberians have made themselves and the ECOWAS region proud and with the election fever now over, every Liberian should see the task of nation building and development as a collective patriotic responsibility. Congratulations to the CDC and George Weah and the Unity Party’s Joseph Boakai for the great sportsmanship exhibited. We are continuing to prove especially in the West African Subregion that we have embraced democracy and will play by its rules.
“The work done by ECOWAS and the technical team assembled to assist the Liberian National Elections Commission is a testament to my strong belief when I was Chair of the ECOWAS Authority that we can make our regional organization a strong and vibrant one in the affairs of our countries.
“Thank you to the ECOWAS Commission, thank you Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan and the Technical Support Team, thank you to the Observers, NEC and LNP, thank you the people of Liberia. The heroes of the election are the Liberian people themselves.”