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Sunday, May 19, 2024

LIBERIA, THE CALL FOR A PEACEFUL AND CREDIBLE ELECTION  

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“The (political) water is hot. It will boil. But it will NOT cook”

By Bishop Kortu K. Brown
Head of Concerned Christian Community (CCC) and OMNIA Institute for Contextual Leadership USA Elections Observation Campaign

12-“Commandments” for Credible, Peaceful RUN-OFF Election on Nov 14

  1. APPEAL TO LIBERIANS: All Liberians Must be Peaceful and Responsible in their actions and engagements when they Campaign, Vote and/or Return Home to await the results of the elections. THEY MUST REFRAIN FROM ANY DISRUPTIVE ACTIONS
  2. NEC RESPONSIBILITY: The National Elections Commission (NEC) must ensure that the Run-off elections are conducted in a Free, Fair, Credible and Transparent manner. NO DUPLICITOUS AND/OR MANIPULATION OF ELECTION RESULTS!
  3. NEC POLLING WORKERS: All NEC field workers at the various polling place across the country must subscribe to the Conduct of a Free, Fair, Credible and Transparent elections for the sake of the peace and security of their country. They must resist any attempt to unduly influence them
  4. PARTICIPATING POLITICAL PARTIES: The two (2) political parties in the Runoff should strive as much as possible to lead violence-free campaigns and place their Party Agents at each and every Polling place across the country to ensure a proper interpretation of the election results
  5. SIGNING ELECTIONS RESULTS: Every Party Agent assigned at each polling place must ensure that they witness and sign the checked – and posted results at their polling places before leaving
  6. MEDIA: The watchdog of society must continue to live up to their premier code for objectivity and impartiality by promoting Accuracy, Brevity and Clarity (ABC) in their reportage
  7. OBSERVERS: All local and international Observers must be properly and evenly deployed across the country to lend credibility to the process
  8. OFFICIALS OF POLITICAL PARTIES: All political party OFFICIALS – not accredited as party agents, must be encouraged by their political parties to kindly stay away from the process by not trying to influence or interrupt the voting, counting and/or tallying of votes at the end of the day
  9. DISPUTES RESOLUTION: All aggrieved parties in the election should take advantage of the legal process beginning at NEC and subsequently, the Supreme Court when dissatisfied with NEC
  10. YOUTHS OF LIBERIA: The young people must commit themselves again to ensuring that their conduct is peaceful and complementary to ensuring a violence-free process. SAY NO TO ELECTORAL VIOLENCE!!! AND POLITICAL MANIPULATION!!!
  11. SECURITY FORCES: The Joint Security led by the Ministry of Justice must continue to be vigilant, impartial, and comprehensive in the exercise of their law enforcement duties.
  12. DIVINE WATCH: All election workers and authorities must realize that a Higher Being than the UN, US, ECOWAS, EU, AU, etc. is Watching them – and they will one day Give an Account to Him
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