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Friday, May 24, 2024

LIBERIA: WONGOSOL CALLS FOR PEACEFUL ELECTION

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MONROVIA – The Women NGOs Secretariat of Liberia (WONGOSOL) has called for a peaceful election in Liberia.

According the Executive Director Esther Davis Yango, WONGOSOL commends all Liberians, particularly, political parties, for their peaceful conduct throughout the electoral process.

“We are aware and concerned of some incidences of electoral violence and are closely monitoring the justice system to ensure that they effectively respond to these incidences” Madam Yango.

According to her, we are assured that all Liberians are vigorously engaged with the electoral process and are striving to successfully carry on our civic duty, in the interest of Mama Liberia.

“The conduct of a peaceful, free, fair and transparent elections is a requirement for democratic alliance, sustainable peace and development in Liberia” She added.

Madam Yango stated that, as Liberians go to the polls on October 10, 2023, to vote, let us continue to be peaceful.

“We are obligated to uphold the rule of law and conduct ourselves courteousness and in a non-violent manner, including in our public discourse, from disseminating misinformation and Dis-information that will disrupt the electoral process” she asserted.

She pointed out that WONGOSOL also wishes to remind all political parties of their firm commitment to promote a violence-free election, as expressed in their Farmington River Declaration, and as reiterated by their various recent public statements.

“We are the custodian of our peace therefore it is our responsibility to maintain it” She maintained.

She explained that the international community is watching to see how we conduct ourselves during this period.

WONGOSOL boss said the government through the Ministry of Justice as well as the joint security should be vigilant and do everything possible to provide security.

” It is our ardent hope, that all Liberians will remain productively committed to a historic and peaceful election and that the collective will and aspirations of all Liberians will not be compromised for individual ambitions, allegiance to Liberia must remain the common denominator for sustaining peace and the pursuit of development,” Madam Yango.

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