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Stand up for your rights

The political leader of the opposition Liberia National Union or LINU, has urged youth of Liberia to stand up for their rights, stressing that this is the time for the voices of the young people to be heard.

Speaking with this paper in an exclusive interview in Paynesville outside Monrovia, Mr. Nathaniel Blama said, the young people of Liberia, according to the 2008 national census, constitute 63 percent of the population, saying they need to stop playing around and stand up to vote for the right person so their voices will be heard.

“If they can’t speak out loudly so that their voices can be heard, things that they so desire and the things that they are in need of will not be met, the youth need to come together and stop antagonizing one another, with a clear written objectives”, he added.

Mr. Blama said young people’s support for an individual should not be based on tribal line, but rather competence. He also said they have a major role in deciding their own future by electing the right person, noting that they can decide their own future.

Meanwhile, the LINU leader has also said that the trucking of people from one community or district to another to register or vote is evil and illegal.

He said politicians, who were in the habit of trucking citizens should be condemned for such evil act, adding that citizens who are in their own district should be given chance to make their decision on who to elect to represent them in the Legislature.

By Ethel A. Tweh

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