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Independence Day Nat’l Orator Urges Liberians…

by Maximilian K. Kasseh jr

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The National Orator of Liberia’s 176th Independence Day program is urging Liberians to continue preserving the country’s peace.

Chief Zanzan Karwor said as the country heads for elections in October, it is incumbent upon all to avoid violence.

The National Orator noticed that elections will come and go, but maintaining the peace of the country should remain paramount to all Liberians.

The Chairman of the National Council of Chiefs and Elders also encouraged political leaders and institutions to channel their grievances through the courts for redress as opposed to using violence.

He also called for adherence to the Farmington River Communiqué to maintain the peace of the country.

Meanwhile, Chief Zanzan Karwor is calling on the Liberian Government, National Elections Commission, political leaders, and ordinary Liberians to ensure free, fair, transparent, and credible elections.

Chief Karwor said:” I strongly believe that the conduct of free and fair elections will prevent violence in Liberia.”

He also admonished all political leaders to ensure the electoral process included everyone, cautioning them to abide by the Farmington River Accord.

Chief Karwor indicated that only the National Elections Commission has the authority to announce election results, as such, political leaders must avoid announcing their own results to cause confusion.

The Head of the National Council of Chiefs and Elders also called on his fellow chiefs and elders to remain neutral, recusing themselves from political parties’ activities.

Meanwhile, President George Weah has again called on political leaders and institutions to uphold the Farmington Declaration.

President Weah said:” The implementation of the document signifies our commitment to preserving and promoting the Nation’s peace.”

The Liberian Leader promised his government’s support to the holding of free, fair, and credible elections on October 10, this year.

He, however, called for a more committed and concerted participation of all citizens and political parties and institutions in achieving this feat.

The Farmington Declaration was signed recently by political leaders, committing to a violent-free electoral process.

At the same time, Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, has extolled the Liberian Government for standing with them during his country’s dark days.

Minister Kuleba said:” Liberia was one of the first nations that stood firmly against Russian aggression.”

He noted that the government and the people of Ukraine remain grateful for the solidarity.

The Foreign Diplomat, at the same time, reaffirmed his government’s support for the growth and development of Liberia.

Also speaking, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo says it is the sacred responsibility of Liberians to cultivate their quota for the construction of a prosperous nation.

President Akufo Addo wants all Liberians to have equal opportunities to realize their full potential as a way of contributing to the development of Liberia.

He also called on Liberians to foster unity by putting aside their political and ethnic differences as a means to attain genuine reconciliation.

The Ghanaian Leader said: “State actors should work together to give the Liberian people the qualities of life, and invest in Liberian children as a guarantee for a prosperous future for their country.”

At the same time, the President of Gambia, Adama Barrow, has expressed hope that the 2023 October 10 Elections in Liberia will be conducted peacefully.

President Barrow wants Liberians to work collectively to ensure that the October 10 polls will be violent free, transparent, inclusive, and credible.

He also said the Gambia and Liberia will continue to work together to strengthen the already existing ties between the two nations to promote peace in the subregion, including the African Continent.

The Gambian President is also calling on African Leaders to use their countries’ resources for the betterment of the people they are serving.

By: Vasta Tarlue

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