Joseph Boakai Jnr, son of Liberia’s president-elect has said the new government will focus mainly on reconciling citizens of the West African country and fixing the battered economy.
Earlier, the electoral commission announced that Boakai, a 78-year-old political veteran had 50.89% of the votes, while President Weah had 49.11%.
Speaking in an interview with Kwaku Nhyira-Addo on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Monday (20 November), Boakai Jnr commended Weah for accepting defeat, adding that his speech is key to setting the stage for a peaceful transition.
“The first thing we are going to focus on is reconciliation,” Boakai Jnr told Asaase 99.5 Accra. “We have a country divided by political issues and people taking sides, so we have to reconcile the country and ensure every Liberian is in this together.”
“The second thing is our economy. It has been greatly affected by mistakes of the past, and we need to focus on fixing the economy and growing the private sector to create opportunity to all Liberians…,” Boakai Jnr added.
Listen to Joseph Boakai Jnr in the attached audio clip below:
Reporting by Fred Dzakpata in Accra
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