The Vice Standard Bearer of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) Mr. Jeremiah Sulunteh has endorsed opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) presidential candidate Sen. George Weah for the 26 December runoff against ruling Unity Party (UP).
Gbarnga seems to have faced a political holiday due to the event, as officials and partisans of the CDC and more than 24 defeated representative candidates observed the endorsement ceremony of the former Liberian Ambassador on Wednesday, 20 December.
Reading the endorsement statement, Ambassador Jeremiah Sulunteh says his desire to declare support for the CDC is based on the interest of Bong County. He says there were two persons from Bong County vying for the vice presidency, but he sees a strong need to support Senator Jewel Howard Taylor, Mr. Weah’s Vice Standard Bearer since he (Sulunteh) didn’t make it.
He says the interest of Bong County will only be pushed, when residents of the County come together and support Senator Jewel Howard Taylor in her vice presidential quest.
According to him, the transformation of Liberia lies in [what comes out of] the expected December 26 election, noting that Sen. Weah and Senator Taylor are the best people to serve the Presidency and the Vice Presidency, respectively.
The former Liberian Ambassador clarifies that he is supporting the CDC as an individual and not the Alternative National Congress. He also calls on all his supporters to jointly stand by him as they support the CDC.
Accepting the endorsement statement in a well edited remark, CDC Standard Bearer Sen. George M. Weah expressed gratitude over the desire of Ambassador Sulunteh to have given support to the CDC.
He says change is underway for the Liberian people, ratting that the support gearing across the Country for the CDC is a manifestation of Liberians’ willingness for the true change they desire. The CDC first partisan told supporters to do all they can in order to have a better Liberia.
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Gbarnga–Edited by Winston W. Parley