CDC terms complaint in Grand Gedeh
Ruling Coalition for Democrat Change (CDC) national chairman Mulbah Morlu has termed it as embarrassing and unacceptable for the CDC’s Grand Gedeh County chairman to have filed a complaint before the local magistrate without consulting the national executive committee and national leadership in Monrovia.
CDC’s Grand Gedeh County Chairman Arthur Grant filed a formal complaint to the National Elections Commission magistrate in the county, alleging malpractices during the November 16, 2021 representative by-election.
The Grand Gedeh by-election produced Independent Candidate Madison Gwian as the winner while the CDC’s Candidate Jeremiah Sokan came second.
But addressing a news conference in Monrovia over the weekend, Chairman Morlu said, the party has since congratulated Gwain as the winner, indicating that CDC is not part of the complaint filed before the county’s magistrate.
Morlu also called on Mr. Grant to, with immediately effect, withdraw the matter from the magistrate.
On Sunday morning through a telephone conversation with Chairman Grant, he had committed to withdrawing the matter today, Tuesday, November 30. Grant added that based on the instruction from his boss, Morlu, the Grand Gedeh branch has no alternative but to follow the party’s mandate.
Speaking further, Morlu stated that the CDC has embarked on restructuring its local leaders throughout the country, meaning all local and national executive committees are dissolved, pending national convention and the interim structures will be put in place in days to come.
This is the second time since the establishment of the CDC to have undergone restructure; the first was held in 2012, following its defeat to the former ruling Unity Party.
According to chairman Morlu, the restructuring is intended to bring new ideas, new methodologies, and forceful energy to the process.
He told the conference that CDC and its national leaders are not taking the impending 2023 Legislative and Presidential elections lightly.
H said every individual, zonal head, and the entire membership of the CDC is working around the clock for the reelection of President Weah and to win more legislative seats.
“President Weah 12 years of leadership is cast in stone so, our option is restructuring, rebranding, total engagement with the people,’ he added.
Morlu promised to constructively engage and detail the developmental gains of the president to Liberians then criticizing the opposition community.
“Our government through our first partisan has done more that needs to be said than talking about opposition here. We will talk about developmental gains creating the necessary argument for reelection then badmouthing the opposition,” he said.https://thenewdawnliberia.com/morlu-no-more-three-man-show-in-cdc/ Editing by Jonathan Browne