By Mark N. Mengonfia –firstname.lastname@example.org
MARGIBI-Liberian politicians have committed themselves to safeguarding the country’s uninterrupted and cherished peace.
About 26 Political Parties, including the Current ruling Coalition for Democratic Change, (CDC) and its main Challenger, the Unity Party, (UP) have affixed their signatures to a peace document.
The document named and styled, “Farmington Declaration,” was signed yesterday at a colorful occasion at the Farmington Hotel, on April 4, 2023, in Lower Margib County.
Leaders from these different Political Parties were called out to sign the agreement.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, the Liberian Leader and Standard Bearer of CDC, President George M. Weah commended the Political Actors for signing the document.
“I commend all of us Political Leaders and our respective Political Parties for resolving to sign this second Farmington River Declaration, which signifies our commitment and readiness to pursue the path of peaceful, free, fair, transparent, inclusive, and credible democratic elections, come October 10 this year, that will elevate our standard as a democratic nation,” said president Weah.
Yesterday’s signing was witnessed by the National Elections Commission, (NEC) Representatives of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) , the United Nations (UN) Civil Society Representatives, and other Stakeholders.
“It is therefore incumbent on all Political Stakeholders, including the ruling Party, as well as the opposition Parties, Civil Society, the Media, and in fact all Liberians, to recognize the significance of peace during these elections, and work collectively to deliver a credible, inclusive, and peaceful process” the Liberian Leader declared in his message.
For his party, Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai, Political Leader of the Unity Party expressed his delight for the signing ceremony.