Celebration In Monrovia
-Weah Finally Gets The People’s Mandate
-Boakia Rejected At The Poll
The political leader of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Montserrado County Senator, George Manneh Weah has finally secured the mandate of the masses of the Liberian people.
Preliminary results released Thursday evening by the National Elections Commission (NEC) in Monrovia put the soccer legend in a comfortable lead ahead of incumbent Vice President, Joseph N. Boakia.According to the preliminary official results, Sen. Weah got 61.5% while his rival, Amb. Boakai of the ruling Unity Party got 38.5%.
Final results are expected to be announced Friday, December 29, 2017, according to the Chairman of the National Electoral Body.
Celebration is reported across Liberia for the victory of the CDC.
George Weah contested the Presidency in 2005 and won the first round of the elections but later lost to incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf controversially. In 2011, he ran as vice presidential candidate to Cllr. Winton Tubman against Madam Sirleaf, but the CDC withdrew from the runoff citing fraud and Madam Sirleaf was a lone candidate in the 2011 runoff but Weah was not deterred.
CDC Youth League Chair, Jefferson Korjee has announced a 21 day celebration ahead of the final results.