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CDC threatens court action

Ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) says it will take Liberty Party (LP) political leader and Grand Bassa County Senator Nyoblee Kanga Lawrence to court for allegedly telling lies against the party.

CDC Chairman Mulbah Morlu said at a press conference addressed Sunday, 18 November at CDC Headquarters that the party’s decision against Senator Lawrence results from her claim that a supporter (of Cornelia Kruah – Togba) was killed at the close of campaign rally by CDC supporters.

Three opposition political parties including the Unity Party, Liberty Party, and the Alternative National Congress joined forces against the CDC candidate John J. Weah in Montserrado District #13.Madam Togba stands the opposition party ticket to contest against the CDC’s Weah and other candidates in the district.

A lady said to be a supporter of Cornelia was reportedly stabbed in the stomach and killed by CDC supporters, with several others wounded in violent clashes. But CDC Chair Mulbah Morlu says the opposition’s claim is false and intended to tarnish the reputation of the party.

He claims that he saw different outlets reporting falsehood, but he thinks it was because they put themselves behind a weak candidate.According to him, the testimony of the Liberty Party standard bearer was a falsification of facts and a mere fallacy.

According to Morlu, the party is determined to drag Sen. Lawrence to court.“Our decision to take the senator to court is to demand the facts from her, because at no point in time did any member of the CDC walk around with cutlass as been asserted by the senator,” he says.

According to Sen. Lawrence, she watched CDC youth league chair and Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Kojee and a group of uniformed men walking through the crowd with cutlasses, and severely wounded many people.

She says the incident took place while she was at the campaign rally of Cornelia Kruah Togba, a district #13 representative candidate for Unity Party which forms alliance with Liberty Party and the Alternative National Congress.Sen. Lawrence says the CDCians also destroyed campaign equipment and disrupted the entire rally.

By Lewis S. Teh–Edited by Winston W. Parlye


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