Government Bemoans Monday Night Vehicle Tragedy -Sends Condolences to Families of Victims

MONROVIA: The Government of Liberia says it has extended its profoundest sympathy to the families of the victims of Monday’s night incident at the Unity Party headquarters, which occurred when an untagged vehicle ran into a group of UP partisans celebrating their elections victory.

This incident left three persons dead and dozens injured. The driver of the vehicle, Lawrence K. Williams was later arrested and is undergoing police investigation.

In a statement issued yesterday, the Government asserted that as the LNP has already informed the public of the preliminary outcomes of what has happened to date, it was assuring the public that a logical conclusion of the investigation will be reached in the coming days.

The Government has therefore urged the public to refrain from making unsubstantiated claims about the incident, which has the potential of stoking post-elections violence.

The government takes particular note of a Unity Party statement, which it says appears to have drawn a conclusion, by terming the incident as  “domestic terrorism” while at the same time urging the police to “investigate the cause” of the incident.

In the intervening hours following a tense general election and the return to business as usual, the Liberian government called on all political parties, especially their leaderships, to eschew incendiary rhetoric that could undermine the peace and tranquility of the country.

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