15 April 2016

Liberia: Weah Poised to Address CDCians

Monrovia — Most of his die-hard critics often underrate his oratory prowess, and they may have good reasons for it. But despite that noted deficit, the nation freezes--many hold their breaths--when it is said that the political leader of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has got something to say. His populist persona and the truly nationalized character of the CDC underpin and bolster the anxiety that pervades the nation and even international actors whenever he edges to the public podium to make a statement. There is no doubt about the fact that as the CDC announces that its leader will be address them, the ears and eyes of many are already erect to hear and see what Senator George O. Weah has got to say, particularly as the nation cruises towards crucial elections. And with the rumor mill jostled with mixed speculations about his role in the 2017 elections, many are poised to hear if he would be standing as a presidential candidate or would be mortgaging the slot, yet again. The Analyst reports.

The Congress for Democratic Change's Vice Chairman for Operations, Mulbah K. Morlu, says preparations have almost been concluded by the party to convene a special session on April 28th 2016 at CDC's Headquarters in Congo Town to allow its political leader George Manneh Weah to divulge his political ambition for the presidency to partisans and the Liberian people.

The meeting comes at a time political parties and politicians have begun intensifying preparations to ensure victory in the presidential and legislative elections during the 2017 ensuing political contests.

Speaking to The ANALYST via mobile phone Wednesday, April 13, 2016 in Monrovia, the CDC's Vice Morlu indicated that CDCians have embarked on activities to set the stage for this political its meeting where Montserrado County Senator Weah will make a lot of clarifications and assertions on emerging political issues relating to the 2017 elections, especially as it concerns his ambition for the presidency of Liberia.

Reports abounding in newspaper pages in recent time that the Liberty Party has been engaging the Congress for Democracy to harness political forces to stand for the nation's highest seat, but the sticky issue has been who will stand as standard bearer and who should be the vice standard bearer.

Besides, it has been speculated in the Capital City that other political institutions and politicians have been opting to forge collaboration with the CDC so that they and Senator Weah will be flag-bearer and vice flag-bear for the collaboration in standing against the incumbent political party, the Unity Party which is taking Vice President Joseph Boakai as its standard bearer to replace President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the nation's highest office.

Hear Vice Chairman Morlu: "All that we are doing right now is to increase our working time at the party's headquarters for successful mobilization of our partisans and supporters from across the 17 Electoral Political Districts of Montserrado County. Our partisans and supporters will gather at our headquarters to listen to what our political leader, Ambassador George Weah, have say to about the 2017 presidential election".

Morlu maintained that the party is not taken lightly the 2017 elections, and that those political parties and individuals who are thinking that the CDC will take 2017 for a joke like it seemed to be in past when the party came second place twice are indeed day-dreaming.

He asserted that those in such dream world needed to come out of their slumber and join the CDC's plan to transform the Liberian society, saying, "CDC will not compromise its victory this time around".

Mr.Morlu noted that CDC has begun engaging Liberia's international partners and has been working with political parties of like minds to join the CDC to secure victory at the end of the 2017contests.

According to him, the party would step up engagements and negotiations with other opposition parties including major Liberian stakeholders in tightening every screw to seal CDC's victorious story for the 2017 duel.

The special session on April 28 is only intended for partisans and supporters of the CDC in Montserrado County; and this program, is being organized in a different fashion, Morlu said.

It is a moment to compel the party's executives, including its political leader, to embark on efforts aimed at providing visibility materials including campaign T-Shirts, declaring the day as a "Blue Day" in Monrovia, CDC Vice Chairman Morlu declared.

He concluded that following the official statement by the party's political leader, Sen. Weah, the CDC will kick-off its political activities across Liberia to reawaken CDC partisans in communities, villages, towns and cities throughout Liberia.


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