The expelled political leader and ex-standard bearer for the main opposition Congress for Democratic Change or CDC, Cllr. Winston A. Tubman, has resurfaced at the party’s headquarters in Congo Town to grace a fund raising program.
Cllr. Tubman led the CDC during the 2011 General and Presidential Elections, but lost to Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in the runoff poll.
He was subsequently chased out of the party by some stalwarts on grounds that he betrayed the confidence of the CDC.
During Saturday’s (February 28, 2015) event at the headquarters in Monrovia, Cllr. Tubman, in beautiful African attire, was in total jubilation along with political leader Ambassador George Weah, national chairman Nathaniel McGill; national chairman for operations, Mulbah Morlu, and Jefferson Koijee, youth wing chairman.
Other guests at the occasion include former national chairperson, Senator Geraldine Doe Sherif, who resigned the post and left the party; House Speaker Alex Tyler and Representative Henry Fahnbulleh both from the governing Unity Party, and Representative Edwin Melvin Snowe, in what appears to be a reunion.
Vice president for operations, Morlu, said that the fund raising program is to pave the way for 2017, and anyone, who wants to come onboard or become a friend of the CDC should identify now or may have a narrow chance to benefiting from the party in the near future.
Political leader George Weah, who is also Senior Senator for Montserrado County, called on CDCians to double their efforts in moving the party forward, especially as the nation looks forward to the impending 2017 elections.
For his part, national chairman McGill, said that the CDC had over the years, lived up to its creed as a revolutionary party with ceaseless and uncompromising beacon of hope and promise for the majority of dispossessed and marginalized citizens.
“Citizens, who today remain shackled in the bondage of poverty amid an abundance of natural wealth. Through both fearless and constructive criticism and a demonstration of policy alternative, the CDC has challenged the failure of governance that continues to deprive our people of their right to prosperity,” he said.
He said majority of the young people are unemployed and hopeless, with little to compete for in the job marketplace.
“Their unemployment is a classic monument to the failure of the present government. Our farmers cannot grow food and even when they do, they do not have a reliable market to sell their products, even though for the past ten years, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has managed more than US$3 billion in national budget resources.” McGill indicated.
The CDC chair then called on the government to increase salary for teachers and healthcare workers to boost their performance on the job.
By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor