25th May 2018
Liberia: George Weah on the Verge of Victory after Winning 12 of the 15 Counties!
By Abu Shaw in London (27/12/17)
George Weah is the new President of Liberia after knocking-out his opponent in yesterday’s run-off, latest unofficial reports say.
Weah has taken to Twitter to thank all his supporters, saying that he plans to liberate the country. Confident George Weah made this promise to journalists after casting his ballot for the second round of presidential elections on December 26, 2017. (Photo: The blessed Oppong plans to usher in a new era in Liberian politics).
Reports from Liberia say George Weah famously clinched 12 of the 15 counties in Liberia, making him an overwhelming favourite to defeat his opponent, the current Vice President Joseph Boakai, 73, who has been the country's vice president for 12 years under President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
The former Mighty Barrolle, Invincible Eleven (Liberia); Tonnerre De Yaounde (Cameroon); AS Monaco, Paris Saint Germain (France); AC Milan (Italy); Chelsea and Manchester City (England) striker will become the 25th president of Liberia when results are officially confirmed.
George Oppong Manneh Weah is the first and only African player so far to have won the African, European and World Player of the Year. He won all these accolades in 1995 and since then no African player has won the European best, let alone the World best!
The retired Liberian footballer and now Senator of Monsterrado County, 51, won the first round clocking 38% closely followed by Boakai's 28% during the October 10 first round polls. Run-off was then immediately on the cards as only the candidate with 50% will win.
According to Elections observers led by former Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan, the final results are expected in the next few days but so far 80 per cent of the votes have been counted and Weah is leading in 12 Counties. So one does not need to be a mathematical genius to know the eventual outcome.
The Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) of George Weah would be thanking the over 2 million eligible voters who voted for CHANGE when the results are confirmed by the Liberia Electoral Commission. Senator Weah will succeed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female Head of State.
Weah’s camp said its own tallies based on results from individual polling stations showed him winning with about 70 percent of the vote. Unofficial partial results announced on local radio stations also showed Weah in the lead.