More than six defeated representative candidates from Montserrado County district #12 have pledged support to the Coalition for Democratic Change, CDC. Montserrado District#12 was won by Independent Candidate Dr. George Beyen Samah.
It may be recalled that after the October 10th, Presidential and Representative Elections, defeated candidate Siafa S. Kamara of the Vision of Liberia Transformation Party or VOLT, was the first amongst the defeated candidates to pledge support to the CDC. According to him, CDC is his real home and so he is back to give his support for the election of its standard bearer Senator George Weah.
The defeated candidates claim Weah is the best alternative for the presidency, noting a CDC-led government will offer the best for Liberia. They include outgoing Montserrado County district# 12 Representative Richmond Anderson, defeated candidates Siafa S. Kamara of VOLT, Prince D. Kreplah, Independent, John H. Mathies Independent, Paye S. Gbelayan, People’s Unification Party, and Archievego M. Doe, United People’s Party, respectively.
According to CDC Public Relations Officer in district#12, Mr. Morris L. Mentee, the defeated candidates did not only join the Coalition, but are involved in ongoing campaign to ensure that Weah wins the December 26 runoff election.
According to him, they are also supporting the Coalition with cash and in kinds. Mr. Paye S. Gbelayan of the People Unification Party (PUP) formerly a member of the CDC had campaigned for the governing Unity Party prior to the Supreme Court’s stay order on the electoral process, but after the Court lifted the stay order, he officially rejoined the CDC, while John H. Mathies, who also supported the Unity Party has now crossed over to the CDC.
Many other defeated candidates from the district, who prefer anonymity, are also trooping to the Coalition office there.
By Samuel P. Kamara-Editing by Jonathan Browne