The Vice Chairman for operations of the Congress for Democratic Change or CDC, Mulbah Morlu, has joined the race for the Montserrado County Electoral District #10 seat in 2017.
On Sunday, hundreds of Liberians gathered on the Smyth Road Football field for day-long football tournament, organized by Mr. Morlu in furtherance of his quest for electoral district seat at the Legislature. Morlu and his organizing team told this paper that the tournament was the launch of his humanitarian foundation to cater to the needs of young people, through the creation of an enabling environment to include vocational education and job opportunities, to realize their potentials According to him, his foundation will ensure that the Peace Island community changes its status from squatter to original ownership, arguing that inhabitants of the community were all Liberians who deserve to be land owners. He said it made no sense for the government to consider them as squatters.
If his dream is one to be actualized, Morlu is expected to contest against incumbent Representative Julius Berrien – also Lawmaker on the ticket of the CDC. The tournament brought together 33 communities within Montserrado County electoral District #10 in both kickball and football, with Tokpah Camp in the Old Road Community becoming the winner in football.
Morlu, who had served the party the since 2005, is believed to be the favorite over the incumbent, owing to the presence of several Executive Members of the CDC during the tournament and launch of the humanitarian foundation.
Supporters of Morlu were heard singing, “You leave us oo, da Morlu we want…”, as well as chanting in jubilation for Morlu’s desire for the Legislative seat. One of his supporters – David Momo, said it was time for those who dedicated time, resources and lives in serving the party to be rewarded with whatever position the party can provide.
“Morlu stood in the vanguard during the toughest times – even when our party was considered dust camp, he went through hard times. So it’s time for us to identify with him and make sure what he wants is given,” he said.
Another supporter, who spoke with paper – Suah Jallah, said in the upcoming election, CDC will not feature strangers on its ticket for the legislative seats as it did in the case of the last two
elections. She noted that the CDC was now considering committed partisans who will continue to proffer the agenda of the party and vision of their Political Leader, Senator George Weah on the national scene for a better Liberia.