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IT’S OFFICIAL: Joseph Boakai Declared Winner Of Liberia’s Presidential Election

Liberia’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) has announced Joseph Boakai as the winner of the country’s presidential election.

Gatekeepers News reports that the NEC President, Davidetta Lansanah on Monday, said Boakai won with 50.64 percent votes to defeat incumbent George Weah.

On Friday, Weah conceded defeat based on the results of more than 99.98 percent of the polling units.

Weah described Boakai’s lead as insurmountable and congratulated him on his victory.

Several leaders, including President Bola Tinubu and Goodluck Jonathan, former president of Nigeria have commended Weah for accepting the outcome of the keenly contested poll.

They also applauded the former soccer star for keeping to his commitment of overseeing free, fair, and peaceful elections.

A run-off between both Liberian leaders was triggered after neither candidate got more than 50 percent of the votes in last month’s first round.

Having served as vice-president between 2006 and 2018, and was previously the minister of agriculture, Boakai campaigned on a pledge to “rescue” Liberia from a number of issues, particularly corruption and a lack of basic services.

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