General News of Saturday, 30 December 2017
Former President John Dramani Mahama who led Head of the ECOWAS Election Observation Team to Liberia for the run-off on December 26, 2017 has disclosed that the country has made itself and the entire sub-region proud.
He tasked both the victor and vanquished to see the building and development of the country as a collective patriotic responsibility.
Mr Mahama congratulated leader of the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) Senator George Manneh Weah, President elect and Unity Party’s Joseph Boakai for the great sportsmanship exhibited in a facebook post.
“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”.