MONROVIA: The Joint Security strongly detest acts of political violence, as iterated in a statement release during the opening of campaign.
The Joint Security notes that last Thursday’s clashes between supporters of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and the Unity Party (UP), is totally counter-productive to the peace and stability of the state.
“Political parties and independent candidates are urged to continue to exercise control over their partisans while campaigning in affirmation of the Farmington Declaration aimed at ensuring a peaceful and violent-free 2023 General Presidential and Legislative elections, “a statement issued by the Liberia National Police (LNP) said.
In furtherance, the statement added, the Joint Security urges political parties and independent candidates to respect the campaign schedules of rival parties and candidates, so as to avoid rival supporters coming into contact with each other, thus leading to violence.
According to the LNP, the incident of violence on Thursday will be investigated by the Joint Security. All election stakeholders are urged to remain calm, the statement, signed by LNP Spokesman, H. Moses Carter, Sr. indicated.