Former President Goodluck Jonathan, at the helm of the West African Elders Forum (WAEF), took charge on Tuesday, overseeing the presidential run-off polls in Liberia by visiting multiple polling units in Monrovia. Liberia is currently engaged in a run-off presidential election featuring President George Weah and former Vice President Joseph Boakai.
During his visit, Former President Jonathan urged the candidates and leaders of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) and the Unity Party (UP) to prioritize the nation’s peace and unity for the successful completion of the electoral process.
In a statement, Jonathan emphasized:
Goodluck E. Jonathan
“I visited some Polling Places in Monrovia with members of the West African Elders Forum (WAEF) as voting begins at today’s presidential run-off election.
“We urge the candidates of the two parties and their supporters in this run-off polls, the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) and the Unity Party (UP), to prioritise the peace and unity of the country and work for the successful completion of the election.”
Voting in the run-off election commenced in the early hours of Tuesday between President George Weah and former Vice President Joseph Boakai, both of whom had below the 50% required for an outright victory in the first round of voting.
President Weah had 43.83% of the votes, and Boakai had 43.44% of the votes, giving rise to second round of voting.
In the first round of voting, 6% votes were invalidated.