Monrovia, 21 September, 2023 / 9:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The President of the Catholic Archdiocesan Youth Assembly (AYA) in Liberia is calling on young people to help foster peace during the country’s electioneering period.
Liberian eligible voters are to go to the polls on October 10 to elect their President, members of the House of Representatives, and Senators.
“As we approach the fourth General Presidential and Legislative elections in Liberia since the end of the fourteen years of civil conflict, I urge all Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Presidents and other youth leaders to uphold the peace as we canvass for our respective candidates during these political campaigns,” William Mentor Flomo says in a statement published on Wednesday, September 20.
In the statement, William calls upon the political candidates to demonstrate “a peaceful attitude” as they conduct their respective campaigns.
He says, “I further call on all candidates to present their strategies to the voters clearly and concisely. They should exhibit a peaceful attitude during their campaign tours and political rallies. Let their message be peaceful, both in words and actions.”