The National Democratic Coalition (NDC) has condemned in the strongest terms what it described as a government sponsored and instigated attack on opposition leader Alexander Cummings and Representative Yekeh Kolubah in Grand Gedeh County.
On Thursday, angry youths believed to be supporters of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) attacked Mr. Cummings the head of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) and Rep. Yekeh Kolubah, Montserrado County District 10 Representative in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County, during their visit there.
The angry youths threw stones and other missiles at the opposition leaders. Grand Gedeh is believed to be one of the strongholds of the ruling CDC. It’s the home town of slain President Samuel K. Doe.
“This unprovoked attack signals the trend that government will follow throughout the 2020 legislative and 2023 general and presidential elections,” the NDC asserted. “We call for an immediate probe into the circumstances and those responsible must be brought to justice,” the party added.
In the statement signed by the NDC’s National Chairman Prof. Alaric Tokpa, the party noted “This harsh reality underlines the need for broad based cooperation (in the opposition community) that will obstruct the violent interruption that government has introduced in electoral democracy.”
The NDC therefore, proposed a national symposium on the protection of the integrity of the ballot to be followed by a big warning demonstration that will assure the George Weah government of its early demise if the trend continues. The party called for the organization of the National Democratic Front by all opposition political parties and national structures.
The NDC said it is already forming the Gbarpolu Democratic Front, while urging all other counties build similar movements that will empty into the National Democratic Front.