Monday, 22 January 2018

Obasanjo, Saraki, Okorocha, Jay Jay Okocha present as George Weah is Sworn in as Liberia’s 24th president (Photos)

Football legend, George Weah, has been sworn in as the 24th President of the Republic of Liberia.

Weah took his oath of office at exactly noon inside the 35,000 capacity Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Monrovia.

At least eight African Heads of States, other government dignitaries and international soccer stars witnessed the ceremony.

President Muhammadu Buhari was by Vice Present Yemi Osinbajo, and international soccer stars witnessed the ceremony.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha and football legend, Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha were present the swearing in ceremony.

Crowds queued for kilometres (miles) to reach the stadium, singing, dancing and waving the Liberian flag as they waited.

Weah has vowed to make prosperity and job creation the hallmarks of his presidency.

“I have spent many years of my life in stadiums but today is a feeling like no other,” Weah, dressed in white and mopping his forehead with a handkerchief, told an ecstatic crowd at the stadium in Monrovia. “I have taken an oath before you and before almighty God. Rest assured I will not let you down.”

“This victory would not have been possible without the youth of this country, the women of this country who made their living selling in the market,” Weah said. “This is your government.”

Speaking to newsmen, Obasanjo said he was a proud to witness a peaceful democratic transfer of power in Liberia considering the huge sacrifices made by Nigeria for peace and stability in the country.

“I am very happy over what is happening in Liberia today and I congratulate my brothers and sisters in this great country,” he said.

See more photos from the event below:


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