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Kenya’s Kenyatta, Burundi’s Nkurunziza Congratulate George Weah

Following the provisional results which showed that George Weah has an unassailable lead of 61.5% after 98 percent of votes cast had been tallied, Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta and Burundi’s president Pierre Nkurunziza have taken to social media to congratulate the president-elect.

From Kenyatta who himself won a hugely contested presidential election this year.


And from Burundi’s football loving president, Pierre Nkurunziza

Weah also took to social media where he committed to deliver change to his fellow Liberians, hours after the announcement was made by Liberia’s electoral commission.

In a tweet, Weah said he ‘deeply feels the emotion of all the nation’.

The Liberians responded with appeals and congratulatory messages.


As the electoral commission announces final results tomorrow, more African and global leaders are expected to congratulate the ex-football star who has made history to become the first football player to be elected to the office of president in his country.

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