“The elders of our land should now demonstrate maturity and do more in doors discussions than what is happening in the society,” the young people boss, Mr. Amos Williams, told our reporter in an interview in Monrovia on Monday, June 1, 2020.
According to him, the current political debates are now affecting all sectors of the country and they are s not healthy for the democratic process of the country. “The current noise has the propensity to serve as a blockade to ongoing progress in the land as well as distraction, including slowing down some key development activities of the government and its people, as such, there is a need for the elders to arrest the situation now,” he added.
At the same time, Williams called on the Traditional Council and other key stakeholders in the country to see the need to intervene in the matter for the benefit of the nation and its people.
Williams cautiously warned that the situation, if not addressed properly and in a timely manner and form, has the ability to undermine the decision of the people in future elections.
“Let the discourse be people center and issues driven and not sentimental,” he encouraged Liberian lawmakers, especially the senators. The FLY boss also stressed that people of the land through a democratic process can only make sound decisions in their interest when the political space is free and intellectual charged but not in noise.
“Let’s set the example for the young people to follow,” Williams further indicated. His statement is in reaction to agreement and disagreement on the recent comments made by Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon in which, he among other things, rendered invectives at his colleagues, something that did not go down well with his colleagues, including some Liberians while others have a different view on the matter.
Though the FLY boss did not support neither criticize Dillon’s recent assertions, his major focus, among other things, is for the issue to be taken care of in the soonest possible time by them-lawmakers and other stakeholders behind closed doors to ensure that the activities of the nation and its people move on uninterrupted.