MONROVIA – Opposition Unity Party standard bearer Ambassador Joseph Nyumah Boakai has told local journalists in Gbarpolu County that he has explicit confidence in the National Elections Commission (NEC) to perform the tasks they have been assigned.
By Henry Karmo, [email protected]
In an interview with reporters, he said, “The seven commissioners of the NEC took an oath to serve their country, and I have confidence that they will do so honorably. They too are Liberians who want to see a better society. They have a duty to fulfill, and we trust that they will do it.”
In response to questions about the possibility of his party achieving a resounding victory in the October 10th poll, he stated, “It is possible because the UP support base consists of genuine people who are motivated by their convictions, not influenced by any benefits. We can feel and trust that they are determined and ready for change. I am not deceived by what they are doing because I know it is genuine.”
Boakai also issued a warning to the ruling party regarding any attempts to manipulate the elections, saying, “Let me make it abundantly clear that any plans or attempts to thwart the will of the Liberian people by rigging these elections will be forcefully resisted by us, the people of Liberia, and the international community, which has invested so much in the peace and stability of this country.”
He continued, “We will leave no stone unturned in working with international prosecutors to expose and arrest those who would promote electoral violence and jeopardize our hard-won peace. I appreciate recent statements by some of our partners, including the United States government, regarding safeguarding the integrity of these elections. Preserving the sanctity of elections is of paramount importance in upholding the principles of democracy and ensuring that the will of the people is accurately represented.”
“While we welcome the imposition of sanctions on those who attempt to undermine the will of the Liberian people, we call on ECOWAS, the United States, the European Union, the African Union, and organizations such as the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) to fully, thoroughly, and actively engage in the process now to avert any threats that may undermine these elections. This involves acknowledging and understanding the significance of identifying and combating any attempts to undermine this fundamental aspect of our society.” Please note that I made several changes to improve the readability and coherence of the text. If you have any specific questions or need further assistance, please let me know.