The ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has announced its national campaign team that will coordinate the affairs of the party during the senatorial election scheduled for 8 December.
15 seats in the Liberian Senate will be contested for this December at the expiration of the nine years tenure each of 15 incumbent senators from 15 counties in order to complete the Senate seats of a total of 30.
Speaking at a press conference in Monrovia, Wednesday, 21 October CDC’s national chairman MulbahMorlu said veteran politician and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Executive Director Professor Wilson K. Tarpeh will head the campaign team.
The senatorial election has witnessed a series of tension, and the Supreme Court here has been hearing cases arising from the election, including the opposition Collaborating Political Parties (CPP’s) demand to clear the 2017 Final Registration Roll (FRR) and a request for mandamus to be issued against the Legislature and the NEC.
The ruling party which is desperately seeking to win Montserrado County has on its ticket Representative Thomas Fallh as its candidate for the Senate in a tense political battle against CPP’s candidate and incumbent Montserrado Senator Abraham Darius Dillon.
Announcing the team at CDC’s headquarters, MrMorlu also says Montserrado County Electoral District #8 Representative Acarous Moses Gray will serve as spokesman, and names Gray’s deputy as Mr. SamoraWolokollie who is Deputy Finance Minister.
Former Montserrado County Representative Gabriel Nyankan heads the propaganda aspect of the campaign.
Mr. Andrew Peters of the National Patriotic Party is named as national campaign manager while Gender Minister Mrs. PisoSaydee-Tarr takes charge of media and communication.
CDC Youth League Chair and Monrovia Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee serves as operations man, while Dr. Samora P. Z. Wolokolie is the policy and strategy person. Mr. John S. Youboty is named as treasurer, Mr. Randolph C. J. Cooper, finance officer and Mr. Bill Twehway, county coordinator.
Commenting on criticism against President George Manneh Weah for the downturn of the economy, Chairman Morlu argues that Mr. Weah is working tirelessly to turn the table, adding that the challenges Liberia faces have existed from the foundation of the country.
He alleges that President Weah has built more roads than former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, claiming that things are now falling into their rightful place.
Morlu expresses thanks and appreciation to the Liberian people and supporters of CDC for standing with President Weah during the trying times of the country.
According to him, the economy dropped drastically due to the departure of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and the international community, but opposition leaders are blindly accusing the president for something that he inherited.
By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor–Edited by Winston W. Parley