A local advocacy group here FOCUS, has concluded two-day awareness in Margibi County on Tuesday’s National Referendum. FOCUS is the Forerunner Children’s Universal Rights for Survival.
According to a press release, the exercise was also intended to gauge the views of registered voters, especially youths in the county relative to their participation in the referendum.
The release said a little over 480 registered voters were interviewed, out of which 400 voted Yes to change the elections date from second Tuesday October to second Tuesday in November and simple majority votes for lawmakers on grounds that it will help the government through the National Elections Commission to save huge cost associated with conduct run-off legislative elections.
It said 70 participants said they would vehemently reject the preposition that calla for the reduction of the residency clause for the presidency from ten to five years and extension of the retirement age of judges of the Supreme Court and subordinate courts, from 70-75 years.
They said approving the latter will deny potential legal practitioners of serving their country in the legal profession. Meanwhile, 10 voters vowed to vote a resounding “No” to all prepositions. FOCUS is a member of the Youth in Peace-building and Governance Cluster of the Liberia Peace-building and Democracy Program.