MONROVIA-October 10, 2023: The Liberian-based Angie Brooks International Centre (ABIC) Counsellor Dr. Yvette Chesson-Wureh says the women of Liberia, refuse to be defined by violence, fear, or division in the country.
She said because they know that their nation deserves better and their people deserve better and also demand an end to the violence that has marred this campaign period.
Speaking recently following a peace match in Monrovia, Cllr.Chesson-Wureh said, their demand is not just for themselves, but for every Liberian, especially the youth, who dream of a brighter future.
According to her, they stand here as mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends, to say that enough is enough because their children must not grow up in a nation where the ballot is stained with blood.
“We recognize the deep-seated insecurity that has plagued our country. The distrust of security forces being impartial is a valid concern that we, as citizens, must address” she said.
She used the occasion to call upon the law enforcement agencies of Liberia to rise above partisanship and uphold their duty to protect every citizen, regardless of their political affiliation.
“Our message to our leaders, both current and aspiring, is this: Liberia’s future depends on your commitment to peace” she said.
The influential Liberian-based Angie Brooks International Centre Establishment Coordinator then the urge Liberians to prioritize the well-being of our nation over personal gain or political victory” she noted.
She added that, remember that the power to shape Liberia’s destiny lies in your hands, and history will judge you by the choices you make.
She admonished Liberians not to be divided by the colors of our political flags but united by the colors of our flag, the red, white, and blue that symbolize our nation’s unity, peace, and hope.
“Today, as we march in unity, we send a powerful message to the world. We show that the women of Liberia are the guardians of peace, the bearers of hope, and the architects of change” she said.
We refuse to accept the status quo, and we are determined to reshape our nation’s destiny.
She said the Women’s Peace March be a testament to their unwavering resolve and to echo through the corridors of power and reach the hearts of every Liberian adding “Let it serve as a beacon of hope that lights the path towards peaceful elections and a brighter future”.
“Our sisters from Africa countries are here going with us in upholding our peace. Liberia does not stand alone in the comity of nations. The Eminent Women of Africa show us solidarity with other African Nations” she stated.
She used the occasion to congratulate all political parties that are removing campaign posters as per our electoral laws now as campaign is over – This shows that we can regulate ourselves abide by the rule of law.