President George Weah Condemns Electoral Violence; Says Political Leaders Will be Held Accountable for Their Supporters Unruly Behavior

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In the wake of the current electoral violence and political hullabaloo in District 15 Montserrado County, Liberian leader George Weah has reiterated his government support to the protection of peace and security in Liberia.

Addressing the nation Friday, President Weah frowned and condemned the recent district 15 electoral violence and called for a zero tolerance on electoral violence in all forms and manner across the Country.

The Liberian leader at the same time sounded a warning to political leaders saying they will be held accountable for their supporters unruly behavior which undermines the peace of the Country.

According to him political leaders in Liberia are under obligation to control their partisans and supporters during electioneering processes and not to stand on the fence and see their people violate the rights of others as well as engaging into acts that will destabilize the fragile peace of the nation.

He assured Liberians that his government will utilize all access and resources available to help protect and maintain the peace of the Land.

President Weah said election is a key fundamental principle of a good democratic tenants that should be practiced by all Liberians freely, fair and without intimidation.

He pledged his government’s protection for all citizens to exercise their democratic franchise peacefully.

However, the Liberian leader is encouraging the people to help in protecting the jealous peace of the nation for the benefit of all.

Since the pre-and post-electoral violence in district fifteen Montserrado County, there have been mixed views among the public relative to the situation with many of them condemning the violence and called for strong intervention from national government to address the issue urgently.

Meanwhile some of them have challenged national government to go beyond condemnation and address the real issue for the supreme interest of Liberia.

With the latest address by the Liberian leader on the electoral violence issue and with a call for all parties to help protect the peace of the Country, all eyes are watching keenly to see the next decision of the government relative to tangibly protecting the peace of the Country void of political and religious differences/distractions.

 

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