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Weah gets congrats from African, global leaders and football world


African leaders are extending congratulations to their newest counterpart, George Weah, after the 51-year-old was declared president-elect after winning a December 26 presidential runoff.

Beyond diplomatic correspondence that are sent away from the public view, a number of them have used social media platform Twitter to extend their felicitations.

The first to tweet was Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta who was later followed by Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza – he described Weah as a motivation to Burundi and Africa.

Since then, Somalia’s presidency, Burkina Faso’s president Roch Marc Kabore – the first in West Africa and Emmanuel Macron of France have all sent tweets of congrats to Weah on his electoral victory.

“President-elect Weah’s victory is a triumph of democracy. Kenya will stand with Liberia, for we believe that Pan-African cooperation will win every African the prosperity and freedom they deserve. I look forward to working with President Weah in the service of those ideals,” he added.

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