After prolonged silence, the Liberty Party has commented on pre-conditions set by the Congress for Democratic Change in any formal merger ahead of 2017.
CDC national chairman, Nathaniel McGill, had said here that any party desirous of going into a merger with the Congress for Democratic Change should be willing to participate in primaries with the CDC in all 15 counties to decide which party should field the standard bearer and vice standard bearer respectively.
McGill believes that the CDC has the number (electorate) and would not negotiate the two key positions on the table, but thru the ballot box. Since that statement, the Liberty Party, which had confirmed that it is in merger talks with the CDC, has categorically kept mute, noting willing to give details on such talks or directly respond to the pre-conditions coming from the other side.
But now the LP says the CDC’s words are not written in stone or cask in concrete that they cannot be altered, indicating that at any time the party could make a change of mind. Liberty Party deputy secretary general, Darius Dillon, when asked about his party’s position, told reporters in Gbarnga over the weekend, “Mind you, CDC’s words are not written in stone. CDC said in 2011 that they will never be second; they went second to Winston Tubman. So what makes you think that somebody can’t talk to CDC for CDC to second or not to go on the ticket at all?”
He said the LP, being a mature party, is not going to respond to every little talk, adding that they are not bothered about the CDC’s position. “When we decide to sit on the table, we will have a position. What Liberty Party will announce will be the result of the discussions”, Dillon added.
By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi – Editing by Jonathan Browne