The NEWS (Monrovia)

8 November 2012

Liberia: 'Time for CDC to Take Power Is Here'

Five years ahead of the general and presidential elections in 2017, a 'man of God" has prophesized that the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) of former soccer icon George Weah would be the next governing party.

Rev. David Z. F. Jallah made the prophetic statement Wednesday at program to memorialize the death of some CDC partisans killed on November 7, 2011 during a riot with police on the eve of the presidential runoff election between the CDC and ruling Unity Party.

The number of partisans killed during the riot is still conflicting. The Liberian government reported that one person was killed while the CDC indicated that almost three persons were killed during the riot with police. However, the party recently resolved to hold a memorial to remember those killed during the riot last year.

The announcement of the memorial service sparked confusion between executives of the party and the Ministry of Justice with the latter denying CDC a permit to hold the service. But the party insisted that it would proceed with the march in the absence of a permit from the Ministry of Justice, because according to them, it was their constitutional rights to assemble at the party's headquarters.

However, delivering the sermon at yesterday's memorial service held at CDC Headquarters in Congo Town, outside Monrovia, Rev. Jallah told a group of zealot participants that "Your time to take over this nation has come."

He said the purpose of God will be established in Liberia and no witchcraft will stop what God is about to do.

Rev. Jallah indicated that CDC has the highest number of voters and noted "you can win any elections".

Commenting on why the party hasn't won the presidency, Rev. Jallah observed that CDC has been a victim of circumstances.

He told executives of the party to begin putting their house in order, because according to him, the time for the party to take the leadership of the country has come.

Rev. Jallah encouraged CDC executives to bring on prophets in the party who will provide spiritual guidance after they shall have assumed state power, noting "It is God who gives people power."

He added that God has given Liberia to the church, and indicated that "our hearts are with you because you are the next generation."

Speaking further, the 'Man of God' who claimed that he is not a member of the CDC, said it is necessary for the party to incorporate 'men of God' so that it wouldn't' repeat the mistakes that President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf government is making.

He said the government has failed and has lost relevance as it is practicing what it accused past governments of doing.

Rev. Jallah offered prayers for CDC and its dead partisans and spiritually destroyed all satanic curses against the party.

He also performed a spiritual ritual using vimto and bread, which represents the body and blood of Jesus Christ, to cleanse the bloodshed at the party's headquarters last November.

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