Nigeria’s immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan has concluded his mission in Liberia, and he has returned a successful man.

The presidential run-off in Liberia held on December 26, 2017 saw the National Electoral Commission declaring football legend George Weah winner.

Jonathan has now advised Weah to maintain his open door policy in his new position, saying “everybody is a winner when democracy wins, and democracy has won today”.

Jonathan also commended Liberians for demonstrating the willingness to give democracy a chance.

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“Throughout my political life, I have lived by the creed that nobody’s political ambition is worth the blood of their citizens.

“I am most grateful to the nation of Liberia and especially the candidates, Weah and Mr Joseph Boakai, for living up to this creed.

“As co-leader of the NDI International Elections Observation Mission to Liberia for these elections, I salute the zest for democracy of the Liberian people.”

Speaking about his experience on the field on voting day, Jonathan said: “I am proud of Liberians, who have come from crisis to democracy and have shown themselves to be a model of peace and stability in the region.

“Democracy goes beyond election day, and if Liberia succeeds, West Africa succeeds, Africa succeeds, and the world succeeds.”

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