Karter Urges CDC to Concede Defeat


By: Obadiah Karnah, II

Monrovia, Liberia

Distributed by

The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

Posted November 16, 2005


A resident of Besely Drive Stone Mountain in Atlanta Georgia, USA, says he is impressed with the conduct of the first and second rounds of the post-war presidential elections in the West African state of Liberia.

Speaking to The FORUM upon arrival at the Roberts International Airport in Margibi County, Mr. Moses Miaway Karter said Liberians have demonstrated the true sense of democracy leading to electing the first woman president in the oldest African republic following over a decade of civil crisis.

He underscored the need for the losing party and partisans, well wishers and sympathizers to concede defeat and give every political support to the winning party in the interest of peace, reconciliation, re-integration and re-unification of the war affected people of Liberia.

Mr. Karter who has been residing in America since 1973, said it is time for peace and as such, Liberians should learn to forgive one another in a bid to move Liberia forward where people will begin forming part of the process leading to rebuilding their lives following 15 years of civil war.

He also recommended that the reconstruction of public and private structures destroyed as a result of the long period of civil war should remain the prime concern of all Liberians and partners in progress.

He indicated that issues regarding educating the war affected school growing children and the rehabilitation of farm to market road should be given priority.

Mr. Karter has also commended the African Union, European Union, ECOWAS and the United Nations for the level of work done in the just ended election considered to be free, fair and transparent.

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