However, as the current political atmosphere continues to attract the attention of the public ahead of the October elections, Liberians should be cautious that politicians should not be taken for granted.
This time it is going to be business unusual not as usual. We deserve more than what has been delivered by any of our rulers.
The fact that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf after exhausting her tenure of office will not be contesting, her presence as leader towards the election will go a long way in assessing the democratic achievement of Liberia.
Over twenty one registered political parties will be vying for various political seats in this year’s elections. This makes the whole political process as participatory.
All those that are now enjoying political powers did make various promises for them to be elected. But down the line, it has been a disappointment. Only few have been able to live up to the expectations of Liberians.
Prior to their elections, most of these failed politicians, promised a haven for the electorates but that is yet to be achieved.
The new tricks employed by new aspirants are the preaching of the gospel truth of poverty in the country which they associate to the negligence of current representatives.
The new aspirants are now promising to be new Messiahs that can put an end to the abject poverty Liberians are plunged in.
Liberians should be wise enough to know that they are the true owners of the wealth of this country, and anyone interested in controlling that wealth must be elected based on merit and not on false promises.
Pay Back Time
It is evident that almost all those aspiring for various positions are now busy donating goodies in their various areas where they will be contesting. Mosques and Churches are now been visited by aspirants without due consideration of their beliefs. All these are done in order to clinch unto power.
This tells one that the business of politics is really booming. It is now considered as the simplest and easy way of amassing wealth that belongs to Liberians.
As investors in the game of politics, they believe that anything spent will be automatically recovered when elected.
This has gone a long way in the underdevelopment of the country as monies meant for development purposes are converted to cover their costs.
Going forward, we should think above party politics and self interest so that the right choices will be made that will see the change we are yearning for comes to Liberia.