"Vice President Boakai is also to be commended for the maturity of his campaign".
Former Speaker of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS Parliament, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has congratulated a serving Member of the Community Parliament, Senator George Oppong Weah, on his victory in the Liberian presidential election.
The former FIFA World Player of the Year played with AS Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain, among others.
He is officially president elect and will take over from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Weah responded: "I am honoured to join a new generation of heads of state".
Liberia, a nation founded by freed American slaves, is seeing its first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years as Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize victor, steps down. "We have a lot to do to accelerate the construction of Africa's future".
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The former worldwide soccer star says there's no place for corruption in Liberia.
When the president-elect rose from his seat to calm the situation, the crowd went wilder in euphoria, chanting "George Weah, George Weah".
Early, President-elect Weah whose posture today appeared presidency, with is Vice President-elect Jewel Howard seated on his left hand side with glaring smiles during the conference, also used the occasion to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the cause of the CDC, stressing, "I want us to use the occasion to call on all of us here today for a minute of silence in remembering of those Cedecians who lost their lives in the cause of our revolution".
The lawmaker who congratulate Weah pointed that the hardwork, persistence and steadfastness displayed by the football legend should be adopted by Nigerian youths in meeting their target goals in life.
With more than 98 percent of votes counted late Thursday, Weah received 61.5 percent of ballots while Vice President Joseph Boakai received 38.5 percent.
Mr Jerome Korkoya, chairman of the commission, announced on Friday in Monrovia, that George Weah who contested on the platform of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), is set to take over from Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. She led the country from back-to-back civil wars and saw it through a deadly Ebola outbreak.