As Liberians are expected to go to the poll on Tuesday, 8 December, the Chief of the Nimba Community Radio Association (NICORA), Mr. S. Kennedy Domah, is calling on all journalists and media personnel in the county to be careful in how they go about to discharge their respective duties with regards to providing coverage for the crucial Special Senatorial Election and National Referendum.
“I want to caution you guys [journalists] that we go to our election tomorrow, we as information providers should be very very careful as to how we do our coverage tomorrow because it’s important.” Domah warns.
The calls from the NICORA boss come in the wake of waiving rumours of recent threat against the lives of some media persons in the county.
Mr. Domah sent a caveat to journalists to be absolutely objective and professional as possible during and even after the polling day.
He said, by doing so, journalists will aid the maintenance the already fragile peace of our country, Liberia.
“Be very objective and professional in the discharge of your duties as you guys cover the election activities.”
Seven candidates are contending for the senatorial post of Nimba and this election in Nimba has been characterized as one of the crucial segment in Liberia.
He at the same time adviced those doing coverage on the tough election to refrain from being friends of politicians especially those contesting in this race during these critical moments of our history.
The head of the Nimba Community Radio Association also beseeched journalists to prioritize their security on the election day.
“We’re going to work as per our profession..remember no story worths your life as a professional journalist. I know that we’re all professional and well trained people. He concluded.
Mr. Domah made these assertions when he phoned in on Voice of Gompa magazine program called “Daybreak gompa”, early Monday morning, 7 December.