Liberia is indeed striving towards peaceful general elections on October 10. Since the commencement of political campaigning early this month, there has not been a single complaint of political intimidation or open confrontation. This shows that the country has firmly gripped political tolerance as the bedrock for the development of all. Thanks to the collective efforts of everyone.
The just concluded rally of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) on the 19th showed a high level of decency in the history of our politics as there was no case of violence reported as was the case in the past. We at Capitol Times believe that Liberians have started working together rather than fighting each other. Politics should not be based on open confrontations but open ideology which is indoctrinated in our society. As a medium that covered the rally throughout the city, the works of deployed security personnel’s were made easy as everyone was seeking the wellbeing of the other and maintaining the purpose for which they were rallying. The entertaining part of the rally was awesome but the most caricature one was a song composed by creative supporters in response to the party’s Standard Bearer George Weah boycott of the Presidential debate. “We go debate; we na go debate da your baynay?” The world is not only monitoring our elections, but closely seeing if we can handle our national affairs without chaos. As we expect other political parties to come out and rally, we must at all times remember that this is a golden era for the transformation of our nascent democracy. However, we must not be complacent and continue to neglect the issue of security which is a caveat towards a peaceful elections. A peaceful nation is all what we yearn for after the elections with no division.