Monrovia, Tuesday, November 2023 – Liberia’s Culture Ambassador Juli Endee has condemned, in the strongest term and described as unacceptable, Monday’s hit-and-run accident at the Unity Party’s Headquarters on Broad Street.
An unmarked vehicle, with a lone driver, reportedly ran into jubilant supporters of the Unity Party who had gathered to celebrate Ambassador Joseph Boakai being declared winner of the Presidential run-off election Monday evening.
In a statement Tuesday, Ambassador Endee expressed empathy with the Unity Party for such unfortunate incident and called for a swift police investigation into the matter.
Ambassador Endee said if confirmed that the incident was done on purpose, the suspect should be made to face the full weight of the law.
She added such incident could cast a dark cloud over Liberia at a time when the country is being celebrated internationally for upholding the tenants of democracy.
The Liberia Crusaders for Peace Executive Director then expressed sadness over the death of some UP supporters and offered prayers for the injured who are currently receiving treatment in hospital.
Ambassador Endee reiterated her stance that no human life should be lost because of elections, calling on the security to ensure that the victims and the injured get justice.
The LCP Executive Director wants Liberians denounce the culture of impunity and embrace the culture of peace, something she believes will go a long way in reconciling the country.
She sent out a condolence message to families of those confirmed dead from the incident and prayed that God Almighty grants them a peaceful repose of their souls.
Meanwhile the Liberian Culture Ambassador is calling on all Liberians to sustain the 20 years of uninterrupted peace the country has enjoyed since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in Accra, Ghana on August 18, 2003.