The headquarters of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change was like the home of the Prodigal son mentioned in the Holy Bible on Friday, 13 July when a former executive of the CDC, Sinoe County Senator J. Milton Teahjay returned to the party he quitted nearly 10 years ago.
Senator Teahjay, along with his kinsmen, Sinoe County Representatives Jay Nagbe Sloh and Cryton Duncan, officially declared their respective membership for the CDC.
Addressing a news conference Friday at the party headquarters in Congo Town outside Monrovia, Teahjay said despite being an executive member of the former ruling Unity Party all these years, his heart has been with the CDC, and that’s why he’s being supporting President George Manneh Weah’s road connectivity project.
He took out time and reflected on contributions made by a falling architect of the CDC, the late Gabriel Bacchus Matthews, dubbed here as the founding father of multiparty democracy in Liberia, who he said, helped the party to capture state power.
According to him, the late Bacchus Matthews, also founding father of the Progressive Alliance of Liberia or PAL dedicated his time, expertise and resources to the formulation of the CDC, adding that he (Baccus) is a happy man in his grave as the CDC enjoys the will of the Liberian people.Teahjay notes that his decision in making a comeback to the CDC is something that always happens in politics and that he feels at home.
For his part, Representative Jay Nagbe Sloh declares himself as member of the CDC and nobody can stop him from being a member, noting that the CDC has become so attractive since the 2017 elections, and soon lawmakers and other influential people would come over to the now ruling party that was once in opposition for a more than a decade.
He adds that President Weah’s plans foor thee country are very impressive, and many Liberians including him and many of his colleagues lawmakers are considering following suit.
“I know people say I’m gravy seeker and what wrong with it? But I won election before coming here, but what wrong with Nagbe seeking gravy from Weah? That’s a brotherly thing,” he argues.
He promises that his coming to the CDC will not be a liability; instead, he will use his money, expertise and will be an aggressive member that would pull other lawmakers to the ruling party and make it great.
In response, CDC national Chairman Mulbah Morlu expresses delight and thanks the new members for taking the decision, assuring them that they enjoy all rights and opportunities like all other partisans of the Coalition.
By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor–Editing by Jonathan Browne