Even though congratulations are pouring in for former footballer, George Weah following reports that he had won the Liberian Presidential election, results of the polls are yet to be announced by the National Elections Commission of Liberia.
NEC Liberia has warned against the broadcasting of unofficial results just as it stated that final tallying would be done on Friday while it has up to two weeks to declare a winner.
The battle to replace Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first head of state and Nobel Peace Prize winner, is between, 51-year-old Weah, a former FiFA World Footballer of the Year and 73-year-old Joseph Boakai, incumbent Vice President.
State radio correspondents and some international media on Wednesday reported unofficial results overnight indicating that Weah led in several counties, but election authorities warned the two parties to “stop making premature pronouncements.”
Weah reportedly led the first round of voting on October 10 but didn’t get enough votes to win outright. The runoff was contested twice in court amid claims of irregularities. The original November. 7 date was then postponed to December 26.