|BFF Prexy Calls For Mediation With CDC, UP On Election Feud - Amidst Increase Political Tension|
|Published on November 02, 2011||Email To Friend Print Version
Rev. Augustine Arkoi, president of Better Future Foundation (BFF) has underscored the urgent need for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), United Nations (UN) and other members of the International Community to constructively engage the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) to fully participate in the November 8, 2011 presidential runoff elections.
Rev. Arkoi said the boycott 0f the runoff election by CDC would not only undermine the legitimacy and credibility of any “elected government” but build political tension which may lead to apprehension for international investments and threaten the peace and stability of the country.
In a statement issued in Monrovia yesterday, Rev. Arkoi said, ECOWAS, UN and other members of the global community must independently investigate the electoral fraud claims since the NEC has been accused of not demonstrating neutrality in the conduct of the first round of the October 11, elections.
“It is important to mediate with both CDC and the ruling Unity Party (UP) as opposed to dictating and threatening the aggrieved party to participate in the presidential runoff,” Arkoi stressed.
At the same time, the BFF president strongly called on the national leadership of CDC to demonstrate responsible approach in its call to look into whatever electoral grievances it may have rather than vowing to make the country “bitter.” He said Liberians were peace loving people, as such, threats to make the post-war country bitter as unacceptable and unpatriotic.