The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has commended the government and the people of Liberia for the orderly and peaceful elections in the first round of general elections held in October.
In a statement, the Chairperson of the AU Commission urged the people of Liberia once again to “display the highest level of resilience, civic commitment via voter-turnout and voting peacefully, as well as confidence in dividends of effective democratic governance through this second round of elections”.
The Chairperson of the AU Commission called on all Liberian stakeholders, “particularly political parties and leaders as well as the National Elections Commission (NEC) to use the runoff election as an opportunity to enhance public trust in democratic practice during the critical remainder of the election process”.
He also encouraged the stakeholders to put “Liberia first in their participation in the election through complying with the legal framework and promoting peaceful engagement during and after polling day”.
Liberians are heading back to the polls today, Tuesday, 14 November 2023, in a runoff following the inability of any of the contenders to garner 50% plus one in the polls in October.
They will either elect President George Weah or ex-Vice President Joseph Boakai as their next President.