The Liberia Elections Early Warning and Response Group (LEEWARG), has warned all political parties, candidates and voters in general, to avoid speculations if the peace should be maintained.
Addressing journalists yesterday at a press conference at its offices in Monrovia, the Chairman of LEEWARG, Ambassador Tunde O. Ojisomo said inasmuch as the country has once again demonstrated its resilience as a democratic nation, there is no need to cause chaos by speculating information not intended for the public.
“It is our firm wish that all political parties and supporters remain calm as the results are being announced and avoid speculations,” Ojisomo said.
He added, “It is important that supporters of political parties avoid early celebrations and look up to the NEC for official results as announcing unofficial results has the potential to ignite unnecessary tensions during this critical period of our nascent democracy.”
He admonished that as the country has entered a crucial phase of counting, collating, verification and announcement of the results, let everyone, including national and international observers, be mindful of what they let out to the public.
“LEEWARG is interested in seeing that the country continues her forward march to prosperity and harmony in diversity. Be ambassadors of peace,” Ojisomo emphasized.
He noted that in spite of some isolated cases such as the late arrival of voting materials and commencement of polls, congested polling centers, poor understanding of some poll workers of the process among others, the voting was generally peaceful.
“Let us continue to consolidate our democracy by respecting the legal, institutional, and administrative frameworks governing our electoral process,” he said.