Former World Footballer of the Year, George Weah has finally been given the official seal of victory in the recently conducted run-off Liberia elections.

Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC) has presented certificate of return to the President-elect, Weah; Vice President-elect, Jewel Howard-Taylor, and the newly elected members of the House of Representatives.

Chairman of NEC, Jerome Korkoya, performed the ceremony at the commission’s headquarters in Monrovia.

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According to local media, 66 of the 73 elected lawmakers were certificated, leaving out seven who are facing legal challenges over their election in the Oct. 10 general polls.

Speaking at the occasion, the NEC boss reminded the newly elected public officers of the huge responsibility that comes with the mantle of leadership entrusted to them.

“The certificate we are presenting to you represents conferral of legitimacy to pronounce you to the world as the duly elected officials.

“”It is also an embodiment of the power, trust and aspiration reposed in you by your various constituents and the people of Liberia as a whole." Mr Korkoya stated.

The new leaders will be sworn in on January 22, which is the third working Monday of January as stipulated in the Liberian Constitution.

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