Residents of Gbarnga, Bong County are calling on supporters of ruling Unity Party (UP) and opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) to remain peaceful ahead of the official announcement of the Tuesday, 26 December presidential runoff result.
Speaking to the NewDawn’s Bong County Correspondent Wednesday, 27 December, a number of Gbarnga residents said the interest of Liberia needs to be pushed forward by maintaining the already existing peace in the country.
They haved vowed to work with whosoever that will be announced as the winner of the election, while emphasizing the need to maintain the peace. Preliminary results from Bong County have brought sadness to some supporters of Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai of UP.
Some of Boakai’s supporters have expressed dissatisfaction over an alleged celebration by some supporters of the CDC, an allegation that has been described as pointless and fruitless by CDC vice Chair for Press and Propaganda for Bong County William Dolo.
Locals in Bong believe that Liberia will continue on the good path of development if leaders of the two political parties accept the result of the runoff election. In a related development, a son of Bong County Electoral District #1 Moses Vukuu has attributed the poor attendance of electorate at polling centers to the trucking of voters during the first round of election.
Mr. Vukuu disagrees with the attribution the poor attendance to the runoff date which came on the heels of Christmas; rather he said the poor attendance was due to the trucking of voters by some representative candidates during the first round..
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan /in Gbarnga–Edited by Winston W. Parley