World Footballer of the year George Weah wins Liberia presidency elections

A Nigerian Senator has congratulated former World Footballer of the Year, George Weah, for his “victory” in Liberia’s presidential election, but his message has largely been dismissed as ‘fake.’

Senator Shehu Sani of Kaduna State used his twitter handle to ‘declare’ Weah the victor at a time when indications point to a run-off between the former footballer and Vice-president Joseph Nyuma Boakai.

The National Elections Commission (NEC) had on Wednesday cautioned against the spread of what it called ‘fake results.’ According to NEC Liberia, preliminary results were going to be transmitted only via radio and its website.

“Do not believe in spurious results announcements. Wait for the official update from the NEC before trusting any results,” they stressed.

The elections of October 10 went smoothly with only one incident at a polling center in Nimba County where voting was disrupted. The NEC says a new date will be set for voting at the center where election materials were quarantined.

Turnout was huge as about two million voters queued to elect a new president to replace outgoing Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and to also pick 73 lawmakers out of over 900 candidates.

Laura Nayere
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I am a trained Television producer, with Bachelor Degree in Broadcast Production(Television) University of Nairobi and also Diploma in Mass communication from the Multimedia University specialized in (Radio Production) I have had experience from different media houses from Print Media, Radio and Television. I worked with Kenya News Agency as a features writer and a court reporter, also worked with Pamoja FM as a reporter. later joined Association of Media Women in Kenya(AMWIK)where I acquired skills in research, content development, writing articles on gender basically women empowerment and doing radio programs. I then proceeded to British Broadcasting Cooperation where I did news reporting, Script writing and also Feature Stories. I later joined KTN NEWS as a producer of different programs. I am passionate in journalism as a career and hope to move the media to a higher notch than the ordinary media today. I like acting, travelling and writing

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