Liberia: Lawmaker, Others Snub Reconciliation Initiatives

Montserrado County District # 14 Representative Abrahim Vamuyan Corneh along with 13 other eminent persons who contested the district's slot during the 2011 general and presidential elections snubbed a peace and reconciliation initiative.

The planned peace and reconciliation initiative was organized by a pressure group in the district "Friend of Muka."

It aimed at resolving all of the unfriendliness that transpired among supporters of various candidates who were contesting slots that might have arisen during the 2011 general and presidential elections.

In an interview with reporters at the start of the program, the organizer of the peace and reconciliation initiative Mr. Kerkular Muka Kamara who contested on the ruling Unity Party ticket for the District Representative slot pointed out that the propose of the peace and reconciliation initiative was to settle differences that might have erupted among the people of the district.

Mr. Kamara said during the elections supporters of all of the candidates in their determination to win more support castigated others and rained insults on other supporters and candidates only because they wanted to decrease the support base of the other candidates.

He then expressed regret over the absence of the current Representative Corneh along with 13 other former candidates who were invited to grace the program and even expressed commitment to attend but failed.

Mr. Kamara used the occasion to warn the district against tribal, political and religious differences and urged them to embrace the doctrine of reconciliation, peace and unity.

The program was climaxed by a football tournament with five other leading communities in the district including Clara Town, Feeport, combined Paity Town and Peugeot Garage All Stars, Doe Community, combined Vai Town and Gibraltar All Star, among others.

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