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Call for calm

Oct 27, 2010, 4:10 PM

Tomorrow’s by-election in Sare Ngai ward between the ruling APRC and the opposition National Alliance for Democracy and Development (NADD) will be a test for the two parties.

The election would give some indication of the strength of the parties as the country prepares for the 2011 presidential elections, 2012 parliamentary and 2013 local government elections.

As the electorate prepare to cast their votes, we would like to advise them to do this peacefully, as has always been the case in the area, so that it would be a trouble-free election.

The electorate in Wuli West Constituency have to put one thing at the back of their mind. That is, they should never allow politics to divide them.

It is their constitutional right to choose the candidate of their choice.

For the candidates, whoever may emerge victorious at the end of the day should forget about the past, turn a new page, and work towards meeting the development aspirations of the people of Wuli.

Over the past one week or so the two candidates have been crisscrossing the villages in the ward selling their manifestoes and it is now time for the electorate to make their decision. Please vote for the right candidate after hearing from them all.

The winner should also not make the mistake of the previous occupants of the post, who, after their election, serve their people only for a short period, before finding their way to America and elsewhere in search of greener pastures.

People have to always remember what the IEC returning officer in URR, Anthony Robert Secka, said during the nomination - that elections come and go but society still remains.

Let people try to cherish the peace we have in this country, the Smiling Coast of Africa.

We wish all the candidates good luck!

"Defeat has its lessons as well as victory."

Patrick Buchanan