Lewis G. Brown, former Liberian Ambassador to the United Nations, has challenged Liberians to be focused in making the right choice for the presidency in 2023.
Ambassador Brown indicated that if Liberians could disregard national debate and educational standard of presidential candidates in the 2017 elections but expect that miracle will take place in their life and the country, then they must think again.
Ambassador Brown made these remarks on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at the launch of Charles Walker Brumskine Memorial Lecture Series held at the auditorium of the University of Liberia on Capitol Hill.
According to him, when people elect leadership that lacks experience about governing system, people will suffer the sequences of their decision, thus affecting everybody in the country.
He noted that Liberians will prefer doing the wrong things but expect good things to happen for them, which, according to him, does not work in that manner.
Ambassador Brown stressed that if Liberians made bad decision of electing incompetent and corrupt leadership, the society will be corrupted with poor governing system.
He maintained that the hardship of the people will increase as a result of bad economic policy, which failed to revamp the Liberian economy.
He asserted that the lack of respect for rule of law by those at the helm of power undermines the structure of governance to move the country forward.
Ambassador Brown emphasized that Liberians have seen the effect of bad and corrupt leadership and hopes that they will be prepared to correct the mistake in 2023 to avoid further hardship in the nation.