In a pivotal moment following Liberia’s presidential election, Dr. Felix Boye Dimaro, a Nigerian diplomat and Medical Doctor residing in Liberia, delivered a heartfelt message to the people of Liberia, emphasizing the significance of unity and peace as the nation awaits the election results.
Dr. Dimaro, affiliated with L&B Memorial Clinics at Baptist Seminary, commended the remarkable journey Liberia has undertaken, acknowledging the nation’s resilience and unwavering spirit in the face of adversity. He drew attention to Liberia’s tumultuous history, including the Ebola crisis and a protracted civil war, underscoring the country’s enduring unity and strength.
The Nigerian diplomat urged Liberians to reflect on their history and collective survival, highlighting the international community’s positive response to the high voter turnout and peaceful election environment. “These positions have since been corroborated by various international Elections Observation Missions(EOMs) in Liberia, including the European Union’s and ECOWAS EOM, headed by the astute Nigerian intellectual, Prof. Attahiru Jega”, he said. Dr. Dimaro emphasized the need to preserve this hard-earned peace, reiterating that no individual’s ambition should come at the expense of Liberian lives.
Furthermore, Dr. Dimaro encouraged the leading political parties, the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and the Unity Party (UP), to exercise magnanimity in victory and refrain from provocative celebratory activities that could escalate tensions. He stressed the importance of maintaining stability, especially considering the complexities of the international political landscape.
In closing, Dr. Dimaro extended his prayers for Liberia and its people, emphasizing the shared responsibility of building a unified, peaceful, and prosperous nation. He called on Liberians to prioritize the well-being of their nation and work together to ensure a brighter future for generations to come.
Dr. Felix Boye Dimaro’s message serves as a poignant reminder of the strength, unity, and peace that Liberia has cultivated throughout its tumultuous history.
Skilled in diplomacy and a lifelong peace builder in any environment he finds himself, Dr. Felix is a 43 year old Bayelsan, who was among the medical volunteers deployed by the Directorate of Technical Aid Corps under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to Liberia for the purpose of healthcare strengthening, following the devastation occasioned by the Ebola Crisis.
His efforts were noteworthy as he served in the remotest and hard to reach Southeastern Liberia, and he was commended by the government of Liberia. He is married with children and has been living and working in Liberia, in the last eight years, after his two-year official assignment.