Authorities at the Liberia National Police (LNP) have denied reports suggesting that it has assigned two additional escort vehicles to the convoy of Unity Party Standard Bearer Amb. Joseph Boakai after preliminary results from the November 14, runoff poll put him slightly ahead of incumbent President George Weah.
In a statement issued Thursday, November 16, LNP spokesperson Mr. Moses Carter described the report as false and misleading.
“The attention of the Liberia National Police has been drawn to false reports being circulated on social media and other electronic platforms of two additional LNP siren vehicles being added to the convoy of the Unity Party Standard Bearer, Ambassador Joseph Boakai.
Those circulating said reports are urged to desist, as the LNP remains focused in providing security for every Liberian,” the statement signed by Mr. Carter said.
The LNP, however, thanked Liberians for their peaceful conducts during the November 14, 2023, runoff elections, while at the same time assuring them of their safeties.
It further urged members of the media to crosscheck their reports before releasing them to the public. The media community and every stakeholder remain very important to the protection of the peace and stability of the state.