Held on Tuesday in Ganta, the day-long event attracted participants from the nine electoral districts of Nimba.
Speaking to newsmen at the end of the training, the JPC Regional Coordinator for Bong, Lofa and Nimba Counties, Mr. Jesse B. Cole, said the training was intended to broaden the minds of citizens on election violence, causes, and effects.
He pointed out that it is important for citizens to be aware of those things that lead to electoral violence, how to prevent them and the negative effects election violence has on the society.
Cole referred to this year’s election as a special one, noting that the world is watching to see whether Liberians are capable to steer their own affairs in the absence of outside intervention, and said it therefore behooves every citizen and organization to work at their own pace to ensure the conduct of free, fair and peaceful elections.
He said his group, in partnership with other civil society organizations, has started working with citizens across the country to make sure that supporters of political parties and politicians and the very politicians themselves carry out their political activities void of violence.
According to Mr. Cole, the non-violence election project is supported by the European Union (EU) through the office of the ECOWAS President's Special Representative to Liberia, and aims to train 1,500 persons in Liberia's fifteen political subdivisions on non-violent elections.