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Vice President Joseph Boakai 

 

VP Boakai Urges Civil Obedience During Elections Period

By Wilfred Gortor

MONROVIA, January 10 (LINA) - As the 53rd National Legislature commenced its 6th and final session on Capitol Hill, Vice President Joseph Boakai has petitioned members of the Liberian Senate to play an exemplary role that will lead the country to violence-free elections. 

In the build-up to the nation's General and Presidential Elections in October this year, Vice President Boakai believes will bring with it the spasm of tension, emotion and other suspicions.

The Unity Party presidential candidate therefore wants members of the Senate to refrain from acts and utterances that will depict the elections as a civil crisis.

In his opening address at the First Day Sitting of the 6th Session of the 53rd Legislature on Tuesday, VP Boakai, who presided over the Liberian Senate, termed the pending Presidential and Legislative Elections as the biggest challenge confronting Liberia this year.

"My trust is that we will never fail to live up to our noble designation as the Upper House and, even more so, the House of Elders," he told the Senate plenary.

The Vice President, who is President of the Senate, emphasized that elections make a beautiful and fulfilling aspect of Liberia's democratic system of governance, and as such, participating in an election should be about offering oneself to serve.

Boakai said elections should never be “a must-win, or perish” situation which would engender unsavory acts aimed at reaping undeserved rewards.

According to him, with the prevailing reality where Liberia's security and law enforcement lies for the larger part in the hands of its own security forces, citizens must go with the guaranteed assurance that Liberia's international partners are within reach to lend a hand as the nation strives to perfect its electioneering system.

"Even as we rely on such backing, we must move to prove to them that we are capable and mature enough to handle elections with national integrity and pride,” the Senate President said.

LINA WSG/TSS/PTK


 

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