“We Will Remain Neutral, Not Supporting Anyone” – LINU Standard Bearer Asserts

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LINU Standard Bearer Clarence Moniba said his party will not endorse any particular party because he said Liberians are divided enough, people have already died because of these elections, properties have been destroyed and families have been broken. Here is the LINU Standard Bearer full speech below: My fellow Liberians and partisans of the Liberian National Union, thank you for your commitment to a peaceful election process. I address the nation today, knowing that the Coalition for Democratic Change, and the Unity Party were selected by the people of Liberia for this year’s run off. It is important to note, however, that politics and campaigns come and go, but our nation and its development remains paramount. That is why, before I address any one party, I speak to the thousands of supporters on both sides.  It is not worth destroying our nation for any political leader – do not kill and do not die because of politics.  Let us all remain peaceful and law abiding as we work towards a New Liberia. On Oct 10, the people of Liberia decided that at this moment in our country’s history – it was not our time to lead.  I accept this fact, knowing that we have a lot of work to do over the next six years to earn the trust and support of the Liberian people.  We are committed to this journey and can promise all listening, that we will work towards Liberia’s transformation. Since the announcement of the results, we consulted with both parties, where we laid out a set of preconditions for our support, to include the construction of the Salayea to Foya Rd in Lofa, the Sanniquelle to Zwedru Road stretching from Nimba to Grand Gedeh, the completion of the Robertsports Road in Cape Mount, and the Buchannan, to RiverCess Rd.  We also asked that plans be made to build technical and vocational colleges in every county capital. Several other policies for which we ran on, were put forward; such as the refurbishment of all government hospitals, beginning with JFK and Jackson F. Doe, as well as better training and salaries to our nurses and doctors.  Discussions also centered on better support, in terms of salary, training and equipment, for the security and judiciary as we fight corruption, crime and drugs in the country. As this is my last official speech on this 2023 election cycle, I will end my campaign as we began – not against any one person or political party. Therefore, 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? So this election is not about me picking a side, it is about the people of Liberia demanding that CDC or UP does a better job in leading this country then they have for the past 18 years. What I hope and pray for in 2023 and going forward, is that Liberia, in the near future, becomes a great country.  But in order to do so, we have to demand more from our leaders…it is not good enough to vote for someone because they are popular, or because it is their time. Therefore, as the people of Liberia did on Oct 10, we will again listen to the people of Liberia, and any one that is chosen to lead Liberia, will be our President. And because we know that not one person, or one party can build Liberia, we here at LINU, have committed to working with whoever wins the impending runoff elections; we ran not because we were against any single Liberian, but because we wanted to stand for every single Liberian. And this is why I still stand with the millions of Liberians who demand more.  We just don’t want roads; we want modern roads that cover our entire nation. Not just schools, but schools with well-paid teachers, science labs, computers and school feeding programs. Not just jobs, but skilled jobs where the people of Liberia can earn a respectable living while feeding and protecting their families. So we will hold whoever wins accountable to the promises that they make today.  Serving both as a vocal critic of  the elected government when they do wrong, and a strong advocate, when they do right  because only Liberians can build Liberia in our ultimate love for country. God bless our great Republic. Source: monrovialatest.news.blog

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