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The opposition party Congress for Democratic Change has described the governing Unity Party of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as its enemy number one that should not get elected for the third time.

Speaking Thursday, 7 January at the CDC headquarters in Congo Town upon his return from the United State of America, the vice chairman for operation of the Congress for Democratic Change, Mulbah Morlu, said the party is determined to produce the next president of Liberia.

Morlu, who had been on a medical trip in the U.S., said a CDC-led government would effectively fight corruption, because under its leadership, any official caught in corruption would be prosecuted and, if found guilty, property confiscated and turned over to the State.

According to him, if President Sirleaf has failed the people of Liberia, so is Boakai, adding “Boakai is also a partner in destroying Liberia; the two should be responsible for destroying the country’s economy.”

He says Vice President Joseph NyumahBoakai, who has declared his intention to vie for the presidency in 2017, should be stopped at the ballot box. He maintains that the same way the CDC defeated Mr. Robert Sirleaf, son of the President in the 2014 special senatorial election that brought its political leader George Weah, to the Senate, is the same way it is going to beat VP Boakai at the polls in 2017, adding that the people of Lofa County are not going to support VP Boakai come 2017 because he did not do anything for the people all the years he has served as Vice President of Liberia The CDC vice chair says most government officials are supporting VP Boakai’s candidacy because they don’t want to go to jail after the Sirleaf-led government leaves power.

Morlu called on CDCians to unite in order to defeat their common enemy UP, as the party is not taking the impending 2017 presidential election for granted, adding “Liberty Party, ANC, ALP are not our enemies.”
By Bridgett Milton -Edited by Jonathan Browne

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