Press Statement

Congratulatory message to The President-elect Hon Joseph Nyumah Boakai, The Vice President-elect Hon Jeremiah Kpan Koung and the people of Liberia

The Office of The National President

United Nimba Citizens’ Council

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Congratulatory message to The President-elect Hon Joseph Nyumah Boakai, The Vice President-elect Hon Jeremiah Kpan Koung and the people of Liberia.

The United Nimba Citizens’ Council (UNICCO) of the United States of America congratulates the president-elect, Honorable Joseph N. Boakai, and vice president-elect, Honorable Jeremiah K. Koung, upon the occasion of their election as the next president and vice president of the Republic of Liberia. 

Through a contentious and hard-fought election, the citizens of the Republic of Liberia registered, canvassed, and petitioned their fellow citizens to vote for their preferred candidates, and on November 14, exercised their constitutional rights as free people. As a result of this exercise, the will of the people will bring about a change only few living Liberians may remember. The conceding of defeat by a sitting president is an admirable act for our democracy and stability of the nation. 

UNICCO also applauds and congratulates the peace loving, kind, determined people of Liberia for exercising their right to vote in a peaceful and orderly manner. The determination displayed by the Liberian people as they stood in long lines across the country regardless of inclement weather and other obstacles in order to exercise their right to vote is commendable and inspiring. Again, UNICCO acknowledges the tenacity and perseverance of the Liberian people. 

UNICCO further extends its gratitude and appreciation to the President of the Republic of Liberia, His Excellency, Dr. George M. Weah for gracefully accepting the will of the people once the outcome of the election became apparent. Additionally, ensuring a smooth transition of power demonstrates the kind of leadership the Liberian people expect from their leaders.

As an organization that stands for the principles of community, compassion, and positive change, UNICCO extends its deepest condolences to the families and friends of our fellow citizens who lost their lives or became gravely injured during the electoral process. UNICCO condemns, in the strongest terms all violence perpetrated against innocent citizens across the country. These acts of violence were deplorable and have no place in a lawful and civilized society. UNICCO expects justice for all those who were harmed during the electoral process.

UNICCO believes and stands by the principle that all people, regardless of position, status, class, geographical location, or wealth have the right to exercise their constitutional rights. UNICCO remains committed to promoting peace, democracy, and human rights in Liberia and stands ready to support any efforts aimed at achieving these goals.

UNICCO remains steadfast in its commitment to positive change and eagerly anticipates and welcomes the opportunities to collaborate for the greater good of all Liberians, both at home and abroad. 


Dee K. Wehyee

National Secretary General, UNICCO


Samuel Wogbeh Gee

National President, UNICCO


Rev. Nixon Zor Chairman, Board of Directors-UNICCO


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