ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – For his efforts towards deepening democracy in Africa, former President Goodluck Jonathan has been specially invited to attend the inauguration and swearing-in ceremony of Liberia’s President-elect, Senator George Weah, which is taking place in Monrovia on Monday.
A letter of invitation personally signed by Liberia’s outgoing President, Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, urged Jonathan to honour the invitation to witness the historic event, stressing that all the
national and international observers gave a clean bill to the polling process that produced Weah.
It would be recalled that Jonathan led the United States-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) election observer group to the recent presidential election. NDI was one of the international observer groups that declared the election peaceful, transparent, free and fair.
In the letter inviting Jonathan to the inauguration ceremony, President Johnson-Sirleaf had said: “It gives me great pleasure to invite you to witness the inauguration ceremony in which our President-Elect, Mr. George Weah Sr. will take the oath of office and
assume the presidency.
“We look forward to your personal attendance at this historic handover of power from one democratically elected leader to another, a momentous event which has not occurred in our country for
A source close to the Liberian government in Monrovia said Liberians
are looking forward to welcoming Jonathan and have him participate in
the historic event. The source added that the former President, who is yet to confirm his attendance, had indicated that he had another pressing engagement taking place same day to which he had earlier
given his commitment.