Marina Terry, a female journalist in Sierra Leone, has call for harmony and cooperation ahead of the June 24 elections. In a post addressed to fellow citizens, Terry urged everyone to engage in the democratic process with respect, tolerance, and understanding. She reminded them that regardless of their political affiliations or personal beliefs, they are all citizens of Sierra Leone first and foremost.
Terry emphasized the importance of peaceful coexistence and encouraged everyone to reject violence, intimidation, and any form of electoral malpractice that can disrupt the democratic process. She implored them to exercise their right to vote, reminding them that it is a fundamental privilege that should never be taken for granted.
In these final days before the elections, Terry urged everyone to remember the values that unite them: love for their country, a desire for peace, and the pursuit of prosperity for all. Together, she believes they can build a Sierra Leone that is inclusive, just, and prosperous for generations to come.
Terry’s message resonates with many Sierra Leoneans who are tired of the divisive politics that have plagued the country for years.
As the country prepares to head to the polls, many are hopeful that Terry’s message will gain momentum and that the elections will be conducted peacefully, transparently, and fairly. Sierra Leoneans are ready for a new era of politics that is based on unity, respect, and progress for all.
Read her full message below
Dear Fellow Citizens of our beloved Sierra Leone,
As we approach the highly anticipated elections in just five days, I want to tak a moment to address each and every one of you with a message of peace, unity, and hope. Elections are a pivotal moment in any democracy, where the power to shape our collective future lies in our hands. It is crucial that we come together as a nation, respecting one another’s opinions, and ensuring that peace prevails throughout this process.
Sierra Leone has a rich history of resilience, and we have overcome numerous challenges together. Let us draw strength from our shared experiences and embrace the spirit of unity that defines our great nation. Regardless of our political affiliations or personal beliefs, let us remember that we are all citizens of Sierra Leone first and foremost. Our collective well-being and progress depend on our ability to work together for the betterment of our beloved country.
I urge each and every one of you to engage in this democratic process with respect, tolerance, and understanding. Let us engage in open and constructive dialogue, focusing on the issues that truly matter to our nation’s growth and development. Remember that our diversity is our strength, and by listening to one another, we can foster a stronger democracy that reflects the aspirations of all Sierra Leoneans.
At the heart of a thriving democracy lies the principle of peaceful coexistence. Let us demonstrate to the world that Sierra Leone is a beacon of peace and stability, where our differences are celebrated rather than exploited. Our collective responsibility is to ensure that the elections are conducted in a peaceful, transparent, and fair manner. Let us reject violence, intimidation, and any form of electoral malpractice that can disrupt the democratic process.
I implore you, my fellow citizens, to exercise your right to vote. It is a fundamental privilege that should never be taken for granted. Your voice matters, and it is through the power of your vote that you can shape the future of our nation. Let us make informed decisions, guided by our values, aspirations, and the vision we hold for Sierra Leone’s progress.
In these final days before the elections, let us remember the values that unite us: love for our country, a desire for peace, and the pursuit of prosperity for all. Together, we can build a Sierra Leone that is inclusive, just, and prosperous for generations to come.
May the elections serve as a testament to our democratic maturity, resilience, and commitment to the values that make Sierra Leone great. Let peace prevail, and let our collective voice shape a brighter future for our beloved nation.