Some reports have it that former footballer, George Weah, has won the Liberia Presidential election but checks show this is not true.
Provisional results are only being expected to be released today by the counntry’s National Electoral Commission (NEC).
Weah and the country’s current Vice President Joseph Boakai, are leading in the polls with one of them likely to become Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s successor. Public opinion and international interests seem to favour a Weah victory, hence to widespread rumour.
The NEC chairman, Cllr. Jerome George Korkoya, has however called on the general public to accept only elections results from the NEC. In his first post-election day address yesterday, Korkoya said the NEC will today, October 12, begin announcing official preliminary results of the October 10 Presidential and Legislative elections.
“Let me once again admonish everyone that the announcement of official results of the elections is within the power of the NEC. It is the only constituted authority legally allowed to make pronouncements of national elections results,” he said.
He added that celebrations coming from candidates and their supporters in the name of taking leads should not in any way cause problems for others as no results are yet official unless the NEC makes the announcement.