Liberia Presidency: Boakai looks set to upset Weah

By Paul Ejime

WITH 86.71% results of Liberia’s Presidential run-off vote released by the electoral Commission NEC on Thursday, opposition leader Joseph Boakai is edging sitting President George Weah by 50.58% to 49.42%.

According to NEC, former vice President Boakai, of UP, polled 712,741 votes, while Weah of the ruling CDC received 696,520.

From 5,107 out of the total 5,890 voting places (units) already covered, with 16,221-vote margin, Boakai is smelling victory in the 14 Nov. run-off vote.

It is the 4th electoral contest between both men. Weah defeated Boakai in the first race in 2017. His administration’s looming defeat is linked to poor performance and corruption allegations.