LIBERIA: SENATE PRO-TEMP. WARNS AGAINST FIRST ROUND WIN IMPOSSIBILITY CAMPAIGNERS
The President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate, Albert Tugbe Chie, has cautioned those who have begun to insinuate that it is not possible for any party to win first round victory under a free and fair election scheme to desist from making such utterances as they have the propensity to create post-elections confusion.
According to President Pro-Tempore Chie, ‘‘Unfortunately, we have begun to hear the beating of war drum from some quarters doubting the achievement of one round victory fairly in the October Elections.
President Pro-Tempore, who was speaking on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at the Capitol Building, the seat of the Liberian during the official opening of the Special Session of the Legislature, pointed out that some political parties are projecting the winning of the Presidential Elections on the first ballot.
‘‘In my opinion, it is healthy in our democratic space for political parties to declare such aspirations and work towards it,’’ he asserted.
He recalled that in his last two addresses to the Liberian Senate he informed the public that the Liberian Senate will help ensure transparent, fair, fair and violent- free elections in October.
He added that as the campaign activities heat up all across the country, he called all political parties and actors to exercise due care to avoid clashes and electoral violence.