George Weah emerges Liberia’s new president
George Weah, former world footballer of the year has been announced winner of Liberia’s presidential election run-off.
The former Ballon d’or winner has gone on the social media to thank his supporters and the people of Liberia for their support.
“You know, I’ve been in competitions – tough ones, too – and I came out victorious. So, I know Boakai cannot defeat me. I have the people on my side,” he said to cheering supporters.
The run-off election was delayed for weeks after the country’s Supreme Court ordered a halt following allegation of rigging and fraud during the first round of voting.
He also posted on is twitter account: ”It is with deep emotion that I want to thank you, the Liberian people, for honoring me with your vote today. It is a great hope. #Liberia #Liberia2017”