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Justice Wright Inspires Patriotism At Liberian Convention In Nigeria

MONROVIA, August 3 (LINA) - Justice Micah Wilkins Wright has urged Liberians residing across Nigeria to foster patriotism and unity.

A dispatch from the Liberian Embassy in Nigeria says the Justice made the assertion in his keynote address during the Second National Convention of the Organization of Liberian Communities in Nigeria held over the weekend in the eastern Nigerian city of Onitsha in Anambra State.

Liberians from across Nigeria also used that event to observe their country’s 169th Independence Day which was celebrated on July 26.

Justice Wright, who is the Vice President of the Abuja-based ECOWAS Court of Justice stated: “I come to you today merely to hold a family conversation with you and not with a speech in Greek Philosophy or in the art and mastery of great oratory rhetoric. Rather, I come with a very simple message: unity.”

The former Liberian solicitor general, who joined hundreds of other Liberians from across the Nigerian Federation to travel to Eastern Nigeria, urged his compatriots to govern themselves accordingly while living in another country, “so as not to bring about any dishonour, disgrace or embarrassment to the name of our country, Mama Liberia.”

“We must conduct ourselves in a way to portray us as a people who mean business and are serious about moving our Liberian Community in Nigeria forward,” he stated.

About 300 Liberians from various Nigerian states converged on Onitsha and elected their first corps of national officers after they had adopted a constitution.

Mr. Daoda Kanneh, based in Niger State, was elected as the first National President during an electoral process spearheaded by Mr. Archie A.A. Delaney, an international Liberian electoral consultant to Nigeria’s Independent National Elections Commission (INEC).

Others elected were Mr. Garrison A.D. Thomas, a resident of Abuja, National Secretary General; Ms. Fatu Thomas of Lagos State, National Vice President for Gender and Social Welfare; Ms. Miatta Haggans of Kaduna State, National Treasurer;  Mr. Edwin Taylor of Ogun State, National Public Relations Officer  and Pastor Derrick Chea of Plateau State, National Religious Officer.

Justice Wright urged those elected to various positions not to entertain the ambition of occupying positions just for the sake of it.

“We must be prepared to render sacrificial services to our compatriots, and not see ourselves as lords over the very people who elected us. How we manage our offices and execute our duties and functions will be a representation and a microcosm of what we would do if we were in Liberia during this highly politically charged period.” 

The Onitsha Convention, the second after the inaugural Lagos Convention held in late February of this year, brought together delegates from Kano, Kaduna, and Plateau States as well as the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, all grouped as the Northern Region.

Others came from Ogun and Lagos States, grouped as the Western Region. The Eastern Region, constituting Anambra, Enugu, Delta, Imo, Abia, Cross River and River States.


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