The inauguration of Liberia’s president-elect George Weah may be one of the biggest in Africa as top leaders are scheduled to attend.

Weah, a former FIFA World Player of the Year, defeated incumbent Vice President Joseph Boakai in the delayed presidential runoff election on December 26, 2017.

Chief Protocol of Liberia, Jarvis Witherspoon said President Muhammadu Buhari and other current and past leaders from around the world are expected to grace the occasion.

It is scheduled to hold at the 35,000-capacity Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Monrovia on Monday, January 22, 2018.

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“The countries we have already that have confirmed that their presidents would be coming are Ghana, Togo, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Cote D’Ivoire, Cape Verde, South Africa, Gabon, Nigeria (and) Guinea Bissau.

“The Prime Minister of Senegal will represent his country. We also have several former presidents of African countries who will be attending.

“The United States of America will have a congressional committee and also a special envoy of the President of the United States of America will be in attendance.

“There will also be a special envoy from France and Egypt. We expect that by the end of Friday or Saturday, the list is going to get longer.’’

This will be the first transition of power from one democratically elected president to another in Liberia’s political history.

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