Liberia Election: Goodluck Jonathan Sues For Peace
Nigeria’s immediate past president Goodluck Jonathan has a mission in Liberia and it is simple - Teach Election Losers To Accept Results.
Jonathan is the co-leader of a delegation of the United States’ National Democratic Institute (NDI) international election observation mission to Liberia.
The ruling Unity Party candidate and current Vice President, Joseph Boakai, and the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) candidate, George Weah are in the battle to become the next president of Liberia.
“In any election, there are winners and losers. Only one presidential candidate will be declared winner. The other should accept the election results to avoid a political crisis, especially if there are no good grounds to challenge the outcome,” the ex-president was quoted as saying in a statement by his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze.
Jonathan urged contestants, Electoral Commission and Liberians in general to be peaceful, noting that Nigeria has played a vital role in ensuring the stability of the West African country.
“The economy of Liberia will benefit immensely from a positive and peaceful outcome, as a free and fair process would go a long way in reassuring investors that the country is now safe for lasting investment.
“If the election fails, it means Liberia has failed, it also means that Liberia has failed West Africa and failed the entire Africa.”
If anyone would know how to stomach the taste of defeat - ask GEJ!
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