WE AGREE THAT the will of the majority regarding the unfolding electoral
events is holding water in the process that is internationally endorsed
as free, fair and transparent.
WE AGREE THAT when the final results come out, the will of the people would
have emerged triumphant and those so endowed with the leadership responsibility
would be expected to secure the people’s will like hens would do to
their eggs during the period of
HOWEVER, WE FEAR what may possibly pollute the decent will of the people
and the progression of the democratic ship of state. And that is tribalism.
Tribalism seems rearing its early head given tribal sentiments that permeate
across the corridor of the electoral process.
BY THAT WE mean greedy tribal men are throwing their weight behind a candidate
of their tribe taking not into consideration the social, political and economic
interest of the state.
WHEN TRIBALISM BECOMES adopted upon a democratic platform, there is hardly
growth and development of nationalism.
THE SAMUEL DOE regime whose policy was chiefly watering the seeds of tribalism
at all government institutions especially in the army is a typical example.
NOT ONLY WAS the government tribalistic, it was equally tyrannical to the
point where it led Liberia into war.
THUS WE DECRY tribalism in democracy especially at the time when Liberians
of all walks of life deserve a share of the national pie.
WE EXPECT THE next leader to be politically wise, academically fit and must
be the supreme teacher, consultant and dreamer because political wisdom
requires thinking maturely, acting maturely and speaking maturely.