By Laurina B Lormia (Intern)
The Management of the Inquirer Newspaper has congratulated Joseph Nyuma Boakai on his election as President of Liberia.
In an address to the nation on Friday, November 17, President George Weah acknowledged the will of the Liberian people, noting, “The results announced tonight, though not final, indicate that Amb. Joseph N. Boakai has a lead that we cannot surpass. A few moments ago, I spoke with the President-elect, Joseph N. Boakai, to congratulate him on his victory.”
In her message to Amb. Boakai, the Managing Editor of the paper, C. Winnie Saywah-Jimmy, said, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, Management and staff of the Inquirer Newspaper, please accept our warm congratulations on your victory, and our best wishes for your success, as you prepare to take up the responsibilities and challenges of your noble office.
Madam Jimmy observed the victory of the Unity Party is a victory for all Liberians, and called on Liberians to work with the Boakai-led government for its growth and development.
Meanwhile, the Inquirer boss has also commended President George Weah for protecting the peace and safety of Liberia by graciously accepting the election result and respecting the will of Liberians.
“This is an act of nobility, nationalism, patriotism, and a love for country,” Madam Jimmy said.
In 2017, Boakai promised that when elected, he will serve the Presidency for one term to provide leadership, and that his government will be a government of inclusion, where every Liberian will be offered the opportunity to serve, void of political, regional, tribal, and cultural affiliation.
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Dear President George M. Weah:
On behalf of the management of The Inquirer Newspaper, we greet you and to herewith congratulate you for accepting the outcome of the just ended November 14 rerun presidential election.
Like you said, “This is the time for graciousness in defeat, to put national interest above personal interest… and I extend my heartfelt congratulations to President-elect Boakai, his supporters, and his campaign team. May his presidency be marked by success for all Liberians, and may our nation prosper under his leadership.”
Your acceptance message signifies your level of patriotism, nationalism, and desire to see that Liberia remains peaceful, even after your tenure as President.
We will continue to engage you and members of your government on ways and strategies on how we all can protect and maintain the peace, not only among us here at home, but to the thousands of our brothers and sisters in the diaspora.
We congratulate you for your service to country and pray that God continue to bless you in your life after the presidency.
All the best in your future endeavors!