2011 Presidential Candidate, Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh has issued a call for all Liberians to pray for the recovery of Madiba Nelson Mandela, first black president of South Africa, who is critically ill in hospital. Dr. Tipoteh said that in order to keep hope alive for a better future in Africa and the world, there is need to pray to God/Allah/Glaypor/Kamba because the life of Madiba Mandela is more than any other human life gives hope for a better future.
As Liberians have just got out of civil war and are in a March to Reconciliation, the world-class examples of reconciliation during the Mandela regime show us a path to follow, according to Dr. Tipoteh.
He stated further that the path of South Africa, as seen under the leadership of ArchBishop Desmond Tutu, demonstrated moral rectitude, reaching out to all South Africans and conducting reconciliation activities, rooted in South African culture, in a vengeance-free orientation and environment, with the maximum use of mass communication facilities.
It is essentially the moral rectitude and the honest credibility of the leadership of the reconciliation process that attracts the people to the process and keep the people united in ensuring the attainment of reconciliation.
Finally, Dr. Tipoteh said that it was Madiba Nelson Mandela who made the right choice by appointing ArchBishop Desmond Tutu as Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa, thereby facilitating the successful reconciliation process from which Liberians would do well to emulate.