December 10, 2016—The Emancipation Movement of Liberia, Inc. (EMOL) is calling on The Gambian incumbent President, Yahaya Jammeh to concede defeat by emulating his Ghanaian counterpart, John Mahama. EMOL is a non-profit civic and advocacy peace promoting organization registered in the United States and Liberia to work with both local and international organizations to help conduct civic and voter education in the ensuing general and presidential elections slated for October 2017. EMOL will also continue its awareness and engagement campaigns after the elections to help create other empowerment opportunities in the 73 electoral districts of Liberia
In the Gambian December 1, 2016 Presidential election, Mr. Adama Barrow of the Opposition Coalition was declared the winner while in the Ghanaian December 5, 2016 Presidential election, Nana Akufo Addo of the New Patriotic Party defeated Ghanaian incumbent President Mahama. EMOL said President Jammeh did the right thing in his initial reaction as a true patriot and nationalist by accepting and congratulating Mr. Barrow, the declared official winner of the Gambian elections.
President Jammeh, as a former peacekeeping soldier in the Liberian conflict, should do the right thing for the common good of his country and its people and the entire West African sub region.
A peaceful transfer of power after 24 years of rule will demonstrate President Jammeh true love for his country and the Gambian people. This will also boost his legacy for whatever good he might have done during his turner for more than two decades. EMOL said accepting the outcome of elections is the beauty of democracy as this allows competing ideas flourished in diversities and assimilating societies.
Meanwhile, EMOL extends its congratulations to the President-elect of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo and the incumbent President, Mahama for demonstrating once again to the region and the world that free and fair elections and peaceful transfer of power are doable in Africa.
Signed: Jarwinken Wiah
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