President Bola Tinubu has advised the newly elected President of Liberia, Joseph Broakai, to unite the country.
Tinubu who gave this advice in his congratulatory message to the government and people of Liberia following the successful conduct of the Liberian presidential election, issued by his media aide, Ajuri Ngelale, on Saturday morning, hailed Broakai on his victory at the poll.
The Nigerian President enjoined Boakai to unite the country and build on the popular support expressed through the ballot box to deliver good governance to the people of the country.
Tinubu also praised the outgoing President, George Weah, for demonstrating uncommon leadership by conceding defeat in the election and averting any form of socio-political crisis in Liberia.
However, he said Weah’s great act of democratic sportsmanship is exemplary, particularly at this time in West Africa, when democracy is under attack by malign actors who are bent on subverting the will of the people.
“I commend President George Weah for his sterling example, undiluted patriotism, and statesmanship. He has defied the stereotype that peaceful transitions of power are untenable in West Africa. He has demonstrated that the outcome of elections in the sub-region need not become the propellant of violence and unrest and that the will of the people must always be respected,” Tinubu said.
The Nigerian leader further thanked the people of Liberia for peacefully exercising their rights and implored them to remain steadfast in the furtherance of peace and democracy.