MONROVIA – Dr. Clarence Moniba, the Standard Bearer of the Liberia National Union (LINU), has announced that he not support either his kinsman Joseph Boakai of the opposition Unity Party or incumbent George Weah in the presidential run-off election.
Dr. Moniba who says he accepts the outcome of the Oct. 10 elections, emphasized the importance of keeping the peace and lawfulness as the country moves forward.
Dr. Moniba also revealed that LINU had engaged in discussions with both parties regarding certain preconditions for their support, which included infrastructure projects and improvements in healthcare, education, security, and the fight against corruption.
However, he made it clear that LINU would not be endorsing any particular party in the runoff election. Instead, Dr. Moniba stressed that the decision was not about choosing a side but about demanding better leadership for Liberia. He pointed out that the country has been divided, and many have suffered due to political rivalries.
Dr. Moniba: “We will not be endorsing any particular party because of where we are as a nation. We are divided enough, people have already died because of these elections, properties have been destroyed and families have been broken. Worst, is that our country of Liberia is still way behind the other countries that are way behind. As all of this has been happening, the two parties that have been in control for the past 18 years – CDC and UP who were both in the runoffs in 2005, 2011, and 2017, have come to us again with promises and the message of change. But how can we truly say that we want to change Liberia, when we continue to vote the same two political parties?”
The LINU leader encouraged the people of Liberia to demand more from their leaders and not simply vote for someone because of popularity or timing. He expressed hope for a brighter future for Liberia and called for accountability from the elected leaders in delivering on their promises.
Dr. Moniba concluded by reaffirming LINU’s commitment to working with whoever wins the runoff elections and standing for the welfare and aspirations of every Liberian. He emphasized the need for modern infrastructure, well-funded education, and meaningful job opportunities, and he pledged to hold the elected government accountable for their actions, both in criticism and advocacy.