Chairman Mulbah Morlu of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change sounds a caveat here that the Coalition would not shield anyone reportedly engaged in criminal activities that have the propensity to undermine its image.
Addressing a news conference Wednesday, 30 May in Monrovia, he notes that some individuals are roaming the streets of Monrovia, using names of CDC officials to solicit money from people, promising them government jobs.
Morlu discloses the party has arrested one suspect identified as McGill Sondah, who is a member of the CDC. He narrates that suspect Sondah allegedly duped about 52 persons from both the CDC and outside the party, collecting money from them and creating an impression that the party is dishing out jobs.
“While we cherish the good work of some of our partisans, there are some black sheep that we will not shield; Mr. Sondah is currently facing investigation by the national executive committee and if found guilty, his penalty will be suspension or expulsion,” he explains.
Youth in the country, most of them CDCians, are hungry for job and the ruling party has been sending lists to various public institutions for employment. Commenting on progress by CDC standard bearer President George Manneh Weah in his first 100 days, Morlu says President Weah is here to teach past and future national leaders how to lead so that the entire country will benefit.
According to him, President Weah in less than 125 days has achieved a lot than past leaders could have achieved in six or 12 years period. “This is the President that will transform Liberia into a great nation, making it one of the most prosperous countries in West Africa. Serving him for 12 more years is a patriotic duty of honor and a choice I am glad I’ve made”, he notes.
Meanwhile, a member of the Coalition for Democratic Change, Mohammed Golafarly, has donated one acre of land to the CDC to construct a permanent national headquarters.
Mr. Golafarly says the donation is his way of identifying with a party he has cherished over the years, and that the CDC has taken national powers brings him great joy and happiness.
By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor–Editing by Jonathan Browne