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 Liberia’s former Foreign Minister, Madam Olubanke King Akerele, speaking at the program  Liberia’s former Foreign Minister, Madam Olubanke King Akerele, speaking at the program 

Ahead of 2023 Elections Ex-Foreign Minister foresees chaos if… Featured

Liberia is headed for a major political process next year, the 2023 Presidential and Legislative Elections, but first though, the build of to the elections, one of which is the ensuing Lofa County Senatorial By-Election, isn’t pleasing to Liberia’s former Foreign Minister, Madam Olubanke King Akerele.

As she sees it, the former Foreign Ministry boss said the country is sitting on a time bomb and is ready to explore if care is isn’t taking or if tangible actions are not taken.

 She pointed out that  growing  political tension brewing out of the ensuing Lofa County Senatorial By-Election, which is a major build-up to the  much publicized 2023 Presidential and Legislative Elections  with the trigger  violence if care is not taken. 

 The former Foreign Minister  was  speaking at the weekend at the end of a five-day women forum under the flagship program: "The Women's Situation Room" (WSR) initiated by the Angie Brooks International Center (ABIC).

 “We must be concerned about this nation and our going to election. It is very important that we know that we are on a time bomb with the trigger of violence clearly seen going into the Lofa County by-election,” the former Foreign Minister maintained.

 “We must not be unaware of where things are going. It is important that we must not take things lightly. They are called triggers of violence and we must be very careful and concerned about this nation. All of us here  have a role to play and we must be very concerned about this nation where we are going. I hope and pray that the Chief Justice and the others make the right decision, because we cannot afford to go backward as we are headed backward,” Madam Akerele, also a former Minister of Commerce and Industry,  asserted.

 The Liberian diplomat vowed to speak out the hard truth at all time without fear or favor as she cares less about the aftermath.

 “I am making this statement and if anyone wants to do anything to me, go ahead and do it. If I am the next person to be killed, ‘yor’ kill me, but I am saying that my concern is the future of this nation. What we are seeing is called triggers of violence and you do not what this situation up to 2023. Let’s try to ease this situation. I am a patriot and I have nothing to do with politics. We must all take the interest of this country to heart,” she, among other things ,  added.  

 

 

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