When Liberians cast their votes on October 10, they will be voting for nothing. History itself will record nothing. And yes, nothing will happen after 2017. The poor, huddled masses and marginalized – they all will expect nothing. Nothing in itself will turn to nothing for something.
Elections are not taken so seriously until campaigns commence. Campaign allows candidates to expatiate their messages, make public their plans and market their platforms. It is the conduit via which people seeking offices may seek to show and otherwise make a vaunted boast of how they and their parties are cash-filled and expensive-prepared to reap votes. So too will the case be beginning July 31, the day many have anxiously anticipated.
In less than 24 hours, the tickling clock shall rest at the day you made a leap and bold step forward by informing the comity of nations that you could now steer your own affairs - government, breed your children and determine how your economy should run. As I write you these somehow meaningless words, I am mindful that you may not get to read them, but somehow by imagination I assume you will.
Fellow Liberians, The Press Corps and distinguished advocates History is just but the path created by the past. It has effects on the present and drives the future. Today with the support, backing and guidance of some institutions including but not limited to, Defense for Children International (my local support-based organization), Special Emergency Activity to Restore Children’s Hope, ANPCANN, etc, and our international partners, I have called this very vital press event to clear myself of and do away with some cut-throat issues that are genuine and germane for the march to transform the lives of children and create a society of equality, where abuse and violence against them will have been eradicated completely and abhorrence to injustice – whether selective or partial.