Ahead of the October 10th elections, Senator George Weah’s Coalition for Democratic Change or CDC says here that it would go ahead to announce its own results from all polling centers across the country at the close of the poll.
Coalition Chairman Nathaniel McGill speaking to this paper via mobile phone on Tuesday, 5 September from Bong County, central Liberia, where the CDC is actively campaigning, insists that they will not wait for the National Elections Commission to announce official results of the polls, instead, the Coalition will create a war room at its national headquarters in Monrovia, where its poll workers around the country will send results via modern technology from polling centers for subsequent posting to various media outlets.
McGill explains that the rationale behind pronouncing results ahead of NEC is to deny anyone that may have any intention of cheating the CDC. However, he clarifies that the National Elections Commission will officially declare winner of the election, but the CDC will not only look to the commission.
He says the Coalition’s results would be certified by observers, NEC workers and other poll watchers. Chairman McGill discloses that already, the CDC is training over 20,000 poll workers, who will be deployed throughout the country equipped and well financed with the sole obligation of forwarding results on an hourly basis to national headquarters in Monrovia.
He argues that with such method, the Coalition will stand a better chance of being the first political party to know the outcome from polling centers across Liberia and votes intended for the CDC will not be tempered with.
Commenting on speculations that the wife of CDC Standard Bearer George Manneh Weah, Mrs. Clar Weah, had reportedly declared that her husband is not prepared for the presidency, McGill dismisses it as “total nonsense”, adding that such gossip is reportedly be spread by scary ‘goats and chickens’ who have already smelled defeat ahead of the conduct of elections.
“Those that are spreading such falsehood, it is just total nonsense and such cheap and ungodly gossip is spread by scary goats and chickens,” he replies. He pointed out that the CDC is setting for one round victory, adding that Liberians are tired with hardship and the only bacon of hope for the Liberian people it is a CDC led government.
By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor-Editing by Jonathan Browne