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Gongloe Visits CDC, Other Parties .. . Pushes for Adherence to Farmington River Declaration

by News Manager

MONROVIA: With the less than three days to the official declaration of the 2023 Legislative and Presidential Elections Campaign by the National Elections Commission (NEC), the Political Leader of the opposition Liberian People’s Party (LPP), Cllr. Tiawan Saye Gongloe, has called on all political parties, coalitions and independent contestants to adhere to the Farmington River Declaration, signed by political Parties in the country on April 4, 2023.
The Farmington Declaration calls for violent free elections.

The LPP Political Leader made the call when he visited the National headquarters of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Liberia National Union (LINU), All Liberia Coalition Party (ALCOP), Unity Party (UP), All African Liberation League (ALL), All Liberian Party (ALP), and the Rainbow Alliance parties.

During the visit, Cllr. Gongloe encouraged the various political parties and their leaders to fully adhere to the spirit and intent of the Farmington River Declaration that seeks peaceful and non-violent elections in Liberia.

The move by the LPP Political Leader is the first in the political history of Liberia for leader of a rival party to go to the headquarters of other political parties including a ruling party, aimed at encouraging them to remain peaceful in the electioneering era and beyond.

Recently, 26 political parties in Liberia signed the Farmington River Declaration, recommitting themselves to Non-Violence Elections in 2023.

Among the political parties that signed the Declaration include the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Unity Party (UP), Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) and the People’s Liberation Party (PUP), just to name a few.

He told partisans of the various parties that elections are about contestation based on genuine development platforms and national vision not for politicians to see and treat one another as enemies.

He stressed there will still be Liberia even after the elections and that the country belongs to all of its citizens, no matter their political and other backgrounds.

The Liberia renowned Human Rights Activist then used the occasion to appeal to Liberians and leaders of political parties to support nothing less than peaceful, credible, transparent, free and fair elections in October this year.

Cllr. Gongloe also cautioned partisans of the various parties against contesting the October 10 elections with “divided and disorganized” minds, as doing so would be disastrous for them.

The “failure of some opposition political parties to subordinate their interests to the overall, overwhelming, and greater interests of the country and its suffering citizens, could constitute an existential threat to the grand concept of changing the present course of the country, and a major betrayal of the people’s aspirations for an alternative and, hopefully, better dispensation in the country,” he stressed.

By T.R Dixon

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