Amid Tearing of Campaign Posters, Ganta Mayor Asks for Civility

GANTA, Nimba – Mayor Benjamin S. Dokpa is calling on citizens to refrain from acts of violence and remain peaceful as the official campaign season progresses.

The Ganta mayor’s statement came in the wake of information that people have been tearing down posters of rival candidates. Dokpa is urging citizens in to desist from such practices.

“We want to let our people know that though we support different political parties, we want a very civil election in Nimba County, in Ganta City and in the Republic of Liberia,” Dokpa said.

The mayor used the occasion to call on the National Election Commission’s local representatives assigned in Nimba to ensure that no two political parties conducted campaign activities in one location at the same time.

“We don’t want to see what happened previously in Ganta where two political parties were holding programs in Ganta at the same time,” he said, referring to a weekend when the All Liberian Party held its convention in the city when Vice President Joseph Boakai was also receiving an endorsement from Nimba residents.

“Political parties need to observe all of these laws,” Dokpa added. “We want to call on all supporters of political parties to be civil, even as we go to the debate on Friday for district number one – let them debate the issues…”

Featured photo by Arrington Ballah

A resident of Ganta, Nimba County, Arrington has a background working with credit unions and other organizations dedicated to rural finance.

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