Goodluck Jonathan Warns Politicians, Citizens Against Hate Speeches Ahead of Oct 10 Elections
SINKOR, Monrovia- Nigerian former President Goodluck Jonathan and the head of the West African Elder Council have urged every Liberian to desist from inflammatory acts that have the ability to jeopardize the nation’s peace as well as undermine the democratic process of the country.
The Chairperson of the West African Elder’s Forum in Monrovia also called on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to inform the public every step of the way on processes leading to the October 10, general elections.
Mr. Jonathan also warned that hate speeches and politics of bitterness are dangerous for any democracy.
“I caution Liberians and politicians to embrace issue-based campaigning, abusive languages, and insults have no place in our society and should have no place in our elections,” he said.
He spoke at a news conference on a visit to Liberia on a pre-election engagement visiting and met with all stakeholders, including civil society, President George Weah, both Houses of the Legislature, the National Elections Commission, and Ambassadors accredited to Liberia and key opposition leaders including Alexander Cummings of the ANC, Joseph Boakai of the UP, Senator Prince Johnson.
He was accompanied by the former Prime Minister of Burkina Faso and ECOWAS Commission President, Kadrie Desire Ouedraogo.