Transparency National Executive Director William Carr said during the True Whig Party regime, politicians used bags of rice to fool the Liberian people; but now it has changed around to fleet of vehicles “to make us to believe that they have money so we can give them the country.”
Mr. Carr noted that rhetoric and fleet vehicles are signs of bigotry; therefore they will campaign against those political parties that engage in car exhibitions.
The Transparency National executive did not name any party but said Liberia will not again reduce itself to one party state as was done in the past.
Mr. Carr made the statement Saturday at the organization’s headquarter in Sinkor when some officials from the Coalition for Democratic Change paid him a courtesy call.
He said those in the habits of using the youths of Liberia to accomplish their political motives must change their thinking. “The youths of Liberia will not give their votes because of tribal backgrounds, positions, or status,” he said.
Mr. Carr said while it is true that youths have their own political affiliations, equally so the youths will not be manipulated due to rhetorical allusion which people are using to impress.
Carr did not mention which political leader is using rhetoric and fleet of vehicles to impress citizens, but said whether one is native or congau, you will be judged by the ballot paper and not the number of cars.
Meanwhile, the NT has disclosed that a massive campaign aimed at sensitizing the minds of voters will shortly be launched throughout the country.
Carr said the month-long sensitization campaign will focus on political parties’ affiliations with the past administration and their intents to govern Liberia.