Africa, global leaders and football world salute President George Weah
London, Dec. 29, 2017 (AltAfrika)-African leaders are extending congratulations to their newest counterpart, George Weah, after the 51-year-old was declared president-elect after winning a December 26 presidential runoff.
Beyond diplomatic correspondence that are sent away from the public view, a number of them have used social media platform Twitter to extend their felicitations.
The first to tweet was Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta who was later followed by Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza – he described Weah as a motivation to Burundi and Africa.
Since then, Somalia’s presidency, Burkina Faso’s president Roch Marc Kabore – the first in West Africa and Emmanuel Macron of France have all sent tweets of congrats to Weah on his electoral victory.
My very warmest congratulations to President-elect @GeorgeWeahOff. His excellence and persistence have now won him the leadership of his people. Kenya sends its very best wishes to him and his administration. We look forward to closer ties in the years ahead. Congratulations!
Congratulations to @GeorgeWeahOff, most likely President elect of Liberia. His talents have made him an exceptional footballer and will certainly make him a Great Statesman. He’s an inspiration for Burundi and for Africa. https://twitter.com/pnkurunziza/status/946459756968992769 …