21 January 2013

Liberia: CDC Secretary General Quits

The Secretary-General of the main opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has resigned from government.

Mr. Nathaniel McGill, Assistant Internal Affairs Minister for Operations in a press conference in Monrovia Sunday announced that he had presented his letter of resignation to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf since January 10, 2013.

In his letter, Mr. McGill wrote, "Madam President, as the Secretary-General of the leading opposition political party, the Congress for Democratic Change, I am equally charged with the responsibility to lead my party to the upcoming elections in 2014 and 2017, which require my full time and attention.

The position of Assistant Minister for Operations equally imposes stringent demands on my time, since I am inclined to give to that position the highest quality service, in pursuit of fulfilling the ambition and terms of your national development agenda."

He expressed deepest sense of humility and indicated that he was truly honored by the President for providing him the opportunity to understand the varied challenges facing the nation as well as appreciated the many opportunities that exist for structuring a path to transformation. CDC Political Leader George Weah has declared his intention to vie for the Senate in the 2014 mid-election, having lost the presidency twice.

"We shall remain constructive in national engagements and state-building; raising issues that affect the interest of the Liberian people and offering suggestions and policy alternatives towards shared national prosperity, development, and progress," McGill has however assured President Sirleaf.

Meanwhile, the Vice Chairman for Operations for the CDC, Mulbah Morlu has been honored by two local newspapers as Actor of the Year, 2012. the Inquirer and Focus Newspapers conferred the recognition on Morlu for his dedicatory and splendid performance in the Liberian/ Nigerian movie titled, "Hatred".

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