Konneh observed that political alliances stunt democracy and prevent a nation from further progressing and as such the media must at this time begin to scrutinize political actors in a bid to discourage such practice.
Addressing a Special Edition of the Edward Wilmot Blyden Forum organized by the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) in Monrovia over the weekend, Konneh said those seeking political offices should rather possess the ideals and quality to present a genuine political manifesto other than conning the people into voting on tribal basis.
Konneh stressed that as an activist and champion of Pan-Africanism, Edward Wilmot Blyden was a strong critic of racism, and challenged the Liberian media to take cue from his advocacy and speak against tribal political alliances which do not augur well for the nation.
Konneh observed that the African continent is no longer confronted with racism, but noted that Liberian politics is deeply rooted in tribalism, something which most politicians are now making their political agenda.
He said the multiplicity of tribal and regional political alliances will not only lead to divisiveness, but will also lead to a facade of democratic alliances that will be employed when they gain hold of the leadership.
According to Konneh, those who are seeking political offices in Liberia should have ideas and tell the people in bold terms what they ought to do when elected, and how they will develop the nation, rather than engaging into political tricks that will divide the Liberian people.