President George Manneh Weah in consultation with the leadership and the governance council of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has appointed the party’s Vice Chairman for Operations Mr. Mulbah Morlu as national chairman, pending the holding of convention.
Mr. Morlu is now automatically the Chairman of the Congress for Democratic Change, Mr. Weah’s party, and also ascends to the Chairmanship of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change, a coalition ticket of three parties that brought Weah to the presidency following the 26 December 2017 runoff poll.
While Appointing Mr. Morlu to chair the CDC, President Weah says the support of Liberians during the October 10 and December 26 Presidential polls went beyond the imagination of anyone, disclosing that the CDC will make a county tour to appreciate the electorate.
Mr. Morlu replaces former CDC Chairman Nathaniel McGill, who is currently President Weah’s Minister of State for Presidential Affairs. According to President Weah’s Special Aide, Mr. Sekou Kalasco Damaro, Morlu is expected to hold the party chairmanship position until a national convention is held in the near future.
“The leadership of the CDC, in consultation with the Standard Bearer and President of the Republic of Liberia, Amb. George Manneh Weah, has with immediate effect appointed party stalwart Mulbah K. Morlu as Chairman to manage the affairs of the party until the next party convention,” Mr. Damaro says.
Morlu’s predecessor, Nathaniel McGill, led the party to its first presidential victory after some 12 years of being an opposition party to former ruling Unity Party of former President Ellen Johnson – Sirleaf.
Before his preferment, Mr. Morlu founded a party-inspired auxiliary that fought covertly for the election of now President Weah. He rose to the party’s main stream leadership to become director of press and propaganda in 2005 and then went on to become Policy Committee Chairman in 2009.
He served as vice chairman for mobilization and recruitment in 2010, and vice chairman for operations from 2013 to present as well as led launched the CDC 500,000 rural outreach campaign that took the party from village to village.
By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor–Edited by Winston W. Parley