Adama K. Dempster National Secretary General CSO Human Rights Advocacy Platform of Liberia

CSHRA-P, Human Rights Community Hails President Weah, Issues Statement On Runoff Presidential Election

Press Statement|

The Civil Society Human Rights Advocacy Platform (CSHRA-P) and the human rights community hails President George Manneh Weah for conceding defeat and congratulating Amb. Joseph Nyumah Boakai as president elect of the Republic of Liberia. The singular action of the president to concede and congratulate his opponent in the just ended Presidential re-run, is a break away from other despotic African regimes which cling on to power at the peril of their people.

The CSO Platform and human rights community also congratulates the president-elect Amb. Joseph Nyumah Boakai for his victory in the just ended November 2023 Presidential Election run-off. The Platform and the human rights community remains positive that your administration will take the necessary steps to correct the issues of inclusive government, human rights promotion and protection, accountability for past crimes, prioritizing  the condition  of persons living with disabilities, drug addiction, unemployment, healthcare and the bread-N-butter issues of the state.

The CSO Platform also recognizes the National Election Commission for transparently and independently conducting the 2023 Presidential and Legislative Elections in the face of overwhelming challenges.

The results of the just ended polls rekindles the hopes and aspirations of the Liberian people that public institutions in the country still have integrity and call on other institutions like the judiciary and police to emulate the example of NEC.

Finally, we want to commend the Liberian people for the peaceful manner in which they conducted themselves during the just ended electoral processes. The CSO Platform and the human rights community recognizes that people took sides during the process, but the elections have ended and it’s time to put the interests of the country above personal interests.

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