Liberian Peace Ambassador, William R. Tolbert, is calling on Liberians to stay away from violence and remain calm. Speaking at the Ministry of Information’s regular press briefing on Thursday, November 9, Mr. Tolbert lauds political parties here for their level of participation so far in the democratic process.
He says every Liberian has a critical role in maintaining peace, noting that after elections, Liberia will remain and everyone will be friends and families thereafter.
“Motorcyclists are not always the ones who bring violence, those motorcyclists are also meaningful in our society”, he adds.
Also speaking, the chairperson of the National Council of Chiefs and Elders of Liberia, Chief ZanZan Kawah thanks those who are with Cllr. Brumskine of the Liberty Party in his complaint to the National Elections Commission.
Chief Kawah explains that the Supreme Court did the right thing by sending the case back to NEC, saying those who caused the problem should be the ones to fix them.
He urges the media to report the facts accurately, stressing that if the press reported professionally, it will not cause conflict in the country.
He also appealed to every Liberian, especially the youth to be calm and stop violence.
“Since 32 years ago we have not had chieftaincy elections and we did not fight, but you the book people like violence”, Chief Kawah says.
For his part, an official of the National Christian Council of Churches Rev. Rodulf March says it is time that Liberians act maturely and work together to maintain the peace.
He continues that those who are bent on promoting trouble are selfish and greedy people. “The President and every Liberian needs to help to maintain the peace”, he calls, noting that everyone needs to do the right thing in order to maintain the peace.
By Ethel A. Tweh-Editing by Jonathan Browne