Senator George Weah’s Coalition for Democratic Change or CDC declares Saturday, August 19, as “Blue Day” in Liberia as Weah, the Presidential candidate will formally launch his political campaign for the Executive Mansion, home of the Liberian presidency.
The Coalition brags that about two million people will come in the streets, from all walks of life to tell the world and other political parties here that CDC is ready to elect the Montserrado County Senator as the next President of Liberia come October 10th.
The Coalition is a marriage involving the ex-ruling National Patriotic Party (NPP) of former President Charles Taylor, who is serving 50 years jail sentence in London for aiding and abetting RUF rebels in Sierra Leone, the Liberian People Democratic Party (LPDP) of criminally indicted ex-Speaker Alex Tyler, and Weah’s Congress for Democratic Change.
Sen. Weah has picked Mr. Taylor’s estranged wife, Senator Jewel Howard Taylor, as his running mate for the Presidency, which he is vying for the third time. ddressing a news conference on Friday, 4 August at the CDC headquarters in Monrovia, Vice Chairman for Operations and Mobilization, Mulbah Morlu, says the event is intended to send a strong signal to the ruling Unity Party of Vice President Joseph Boakai that, gone are their days to hold national powers and it is time for the Liberian people to change their leaders democratically.
Mr. Morlu, who is contesting for Montserrado County Electoral District #10 seat, says if Weah didi not win the October 10, 2017 elections, he (Mulbah Morlu) should be stoned to death by the Liberian people.
“We’re over confident that these elections are for us. Ambassador Weah will win the presidency on a one round victory. The indicators are cleared. Let me be on record for this, if Weah did not win, I shall be crucified, or stoned to death by Liberians,” he vows.
In 2005, Sinoe County Senator Milton Teahjay, then a member of the Congress foro Democratic Change, vowed that if the CDC did not win the presidency, hair should have grown in his palm, but the CDC did not win and hair did not grow in his palm.
Morlu continues that it’s time for the Liberian people to choose their heart desire leader, Senator Weah, whom he says has been destined by God Almighty to lead the Liberia to a higher height where every citizen would live a middle class life.
He notes that many hold the perception both in the opposition and the governing Unity Party that the CDC is only popular in Montserrado County, but says on the contrary, the party is far grown in the leeward counties.
Liberians in those counties are yearning to see Weah and to hear from him about his dream of transforming Liberia for the better, he adds. Recently, Sen. Weah brought in a chopper to boost his campaign, particularly in the counties where there are bad roads exacerbated by heavy downpour.
By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor -Editing by Jonathan Browne