The South Eastern Alliance for Transformation (SEAT) is calling on all Liberians to demonstrate a sense of patriotism during this electioneering period and desist from any form or actions of electoral violence.
“In order to maintain our local and international credibility, we must continue to act civil even during this campaign season,” SAET reiterates.
“As Liberians, we must not engage in mob violence and other unruly behaviors that do not speak well of us as a united people. As we campaign for our separate candidates, we must do so with utmost respect for other candidates,” the group urged.
The Alliance for Transformation further noted that the December 16, 2014 Special Midterm elections should be seen as a win-win for all Liberians and not for any particular individual or political party.
SEAT is therefore calling on all peace loving Liberians to let the world know that in spite of the current Ebola crisis, the country still remains committed to the principles of democratic good governance, the rule of law, peace and security.
“We have come a very long way from war to peace and it’s our collective responsibility to maintain the sanctity of the electoral process,” the group added.
“SEAT is a non-political organization and will not commit itself to supporting any particular candidate but hopes that the Liberian people will be the best judge and will make the right decision on the basis of track record including service to the community and its people and added, “It is now time for the people to make the long awaited decision on who will represent them at the Liberian Senate”.
The organizing chairman of the group, Plingloh Emmanuel Munyeneh said that SEAT is a development based group with focus on improving the livelihood of South easterners and the larger Liberian society through the provision of job opportunities through public private partnership arrangements, youth empowerment through training and skills set, conflict reconciliation and social capital formation through micro-loans and other labor market interventions.
The development group is made up of members from Grand Gedeh, Grand Kru, Maryland, Rivercess, River Gee and Sinoe counties. Meanwhile, efforts are also underway to consider request from Grand Bassa County to join the organization.