Amid a purported list from the Coalition for Democratic Change or CDC widely circulated here, signaling out names of 64 individuals currently in government that the Coalition allegedly wants barred from the incoming administration, authorities of the CDC dismiss the list as fake.
Appearing on Prime Morning Drive, a talk show hosted on Prime FM in Monrovia an official of the CDC Samuel Worzi denies that the Coalition has such blacklist.
He says the primary focus of the CDC is to lift people out of poverty, not in the business of witch-hunting people. “As an institution, our focus now is to ensure the structuring of the CDC government, the list on social media is intended to seek attention”, says Mr. Worzi, and adds, “We understand the tactics that we are not in the business of witch-hunting, we are committed to upholding democracy here in Liberia, and we will continue to work in the interest of our people.”
He assures that the incoming CDC-led government will be tribally balance, noting that someone might have posted the list on the social media, not the Coalition as an institution.
He stresses that media practitioners are expected to be exact in their reportage, noting that the purported list is just intended to undermine the high reputation of the CDC.
“…We want to say that we will remain a government of inclusion; the newly elected president believes in true democracy, so for people to try to say that people are witch-hunting them, it is not a song for the CDC to dance to, and we are not prepared for any.”
Worzi recalls that in 2005 when the outgoing Unity Party took power, there were lots of names, including criminal cartel, among others, “so you will expect that as well.”
“What we expect of the President-elect is for the government to reflect the political party, so he will have to look within the party and recruit qualified individuals, but by bringing in people who don’t know the doctrine of the party creates dark clouds over the party.”
Worzi explains that the Coalition has qualified and competent individuals, because it comprises three political parties. “People are doing everything possible to blackmail the CDC, you know the opposition, what they are capable off, imagine seven guys, who are non-CDCians, were in the habit of taking people’s credentials and selling employment forms, among others, we are aware of all these things”, he notes.
By Lewis S. Teh-Editing by Jonathan Browne