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Monday, June 17, 2024

PRESIDENT JOSEPH NYUMA BOAKAI IN NEAR COLLAPSE WHILE IN INAUGURAL SPEECH

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Liberia made History today again by inducting the 26th President of Africa’s oldest independent nation.  Joseph Nyuma Boakai, the President-elect, came ready and prepared to deliver his inaugural speech. The nation was filled with anticipation and excitement, eager to hear their leader’s vision for the future. The atmosphere in the temporary inauguration hall built in the courtyard of the Capitol Building was buzzing with local and international guests who had gathered for this momentous occasion.

As President Boakai took the stage, the room fell silent, and all eyes were fixed on him. But as he began reading the very lengthy speech, something unexpected occurred. In the midst of his speech, President Boakai started to encounter difficulties. It was not clear what exactly was happening, but shock and concern filled the air as he struggled to continue.

Suddenly, with a graceful yet alarming motion, President Boakai nearly collapsed on the stage. Gasps escaped from the onlookers as they watched in disbelief. An aide immediately rushed to his side, providing much-needed assistance. The President was carefully helped and guided to a nearby chair, where he could rest and regain his composure.

Recognizing the urgency of the situation, the organizers swiftly arranged for President Boakai to receive some fresh air, as the temporary inauguration hall had become unbearably hot. A gentle breeze wafted through the room as aides fanned the President, ensuring his comfort and well-being.

News of this incident spread rapidly, both within Liberia and around the world. Concerned citizens and well-wishers sent their prayers and support to President Boakai, hoping for his quick recovery. The incident also sparked a deep reflection on the challenges and pressures faced by leaders, reminding everyone of the importance of taking care of one’s health and well-being.

Despite the unexpected turn of events, President Boakai’s resilience shone through. After a brief pause to gather himself, he returned to the stage with renewed determination. With a steady voice and unwavering spirit, he continued his inaugural speech, addressing the nation with courage and conviction. His words resonated with the crowd, who admired his strength and resolve in the face of adversity.

However, it appears the very long speech was not complete, as the heat was unbearable, even locales at the program could be heard saying the heat was too much and that the speech was unnecessarily too long.

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