All Set For Ellen’s Arrival Today
By Alva Mulbah Wolokolie
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf who has been out of the country attending the United Nations 68th General Assembly in the United States for about a month is expected to touch down today at the Robert International Airport in Margibi County.
Liberians under the banner “Liberia for the Protection of Peace and Democracy (LPPD) along with youth groups, businessmen, opposition political parties and civil society organizations are poised to abandon all other activities to give the President a rousing welcome as a sign of appreciating her for the ten-year sustained peace in the country.
The group including shoes-shine boys and concerned Liberians are expected to be at the ELWA Junction while others will be at the airport singing harmonious songs expressing “NO” to violence and “YES“ to peace.
Most young people, who are often victimized by violence, expressed their views on local radio talk show during the week said although all is not ‘economically well’ in the country, but the call for the resignation of the President at this crucial juncture in Liberia’s young democracy is counterproductive to the peace of the state.
It may be recalled that a group calling itself “Ellen step-down campaigners” recently launched a public call encouraging Liberians to join them ensure that President Sirleaf steps down from office so that her Vice President can take over.
The group has since then met counter-reaction from some quarters while others are in support of their decisions.
However the case, the LPPD was established to tell the world that although all is not yet well, but any attempt for the President to step down would lead the country to retrogression.
As a result of this, the group has called on all well-meaning Liberians to join them in the struggle to embrace the stability of the 10-year uninterrupted peace in the country.