The New Dawn (Monrovia)

4 July 2014

Liberia: CDC Endorses Weah, Chambers, Others

The National Executive Committee of the Congress for Democratic Change has finally endorsed the candidacy of incumbent Maryland County Representative Dr. Bhofal Chambers for the senate.

The party recently called for probe between Dr. Chambers and Mr. Jimmy Anderson following the disputed primary in Maryland County.

On June 16, CDC Vice Chairman for Operations, Mulbah Morlu, said the party's national executive committee has setup an investigative committee headed by Cllr. Sayma Cyrenius Cephus to probe the primaries held in Maryland County, which ended in deadlock with the two main contenders, incumbent Representative Dr. Chambers and Jimmie Anderson claiming victory.

"The formation of this technical working group accentuates the CDC's unequivocal disapproval of election irregularities (be it deliberate or spontaneous) as it rises to sustain the credibility of its internal democratic system, which shall be preserved as the people's central medium of constitutional democratic expressions", Morlu said.

According to him, in the aftermath of the disputed senatorial primaries of June 8, 2014 in Harper, Maryland County, the party deemed it expedient to probe the disagreement.

Findings released by the investigation Tuesday at the headquarters of the CDC in Monrovia, said result of the June 8, 2014 primaries in Maryland County is sustained, endorsing Representative Dr. Bhofal Chambers as the party's senatorial candidate for the county. The CDC national executive committee has reportedly accepted the findings of the investigation and subsequently endorsed the candidature of Dr. Chambers.

Speaking at the certification ceremony Tuesday, Morlu said the CDC through its lawmakers will not rest until Liberians are liberated from poverty. He said that it is unfortunate that lawmakers who should play strategic role in moving the country forward should align with the ruling establishment in creating serious economic hardship that is unacceptable, adding that the new aspirants, especially on the ticket of the CDC should make a change for the betterment of every Liberian.

Samuel D. Tweh, economic and political advisor for the party said that the CDC has graduated from the stage of anguish and reactionary tactics and is now being more moderate, working behind the scene to ensure that its aims and objectives are achieved.

Tweh pointed out that radicals don't easily take state power instead; the moderates do, because many people may not understand the approach of the party and will conclude that the CDC has become a toothless bulldog. Meanwhile, the Congress for Democratic Change has put forth a slate of candidates for Special Senatorial Election headed by its political leader, George Weah as senatorial candidate for Montserrado County. Others are Professor Duna Kamara, Bomi County; Augustus Flomo, Bong County; and Secretary General, Nathaniel McGill, Gbarpolu County, respectively.

Others include: Solomon Morris, Grand Bassa County; Dr. Fodee Kromah, Grand Cape Mount County; A. Marshall Dennis, Grand Gedeh County; Galakpai Kortimai, Lofa County; and Professor Dao Anus Sonii, Margibi County, respectively.

Cllr. Yamie Quiqui Gbeisay is the CDC's senatorial candidate for Nimba County; Alexander Yeaher, River Gee County; Atty. Teplah Pamela Reeves, Rivercess County; and Richmond Nagbe, Sinoe County. The party has also endorsed Cllr. Albert Chea for Grand Kru County.

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