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“We are ready to vote UP out”

Some diehard partisans of opposition Coalition for Democratic Coalition (CDC) say they are prepared to vote out ruling Unity Party (UP) at the presidential runoff which still faces legal challenge by defeated opposition Liberty Party (LP) presidential candidate Cllr. Charles Brumskine.

The runoff is suspended by the Supreme Court to allow the National Elections Commission (NEC) hear and decide Cllr. Brumskine’s complaint of alleged fraud and irregularities in the 10 October presidential and representatives elections in which he emerged third among 20 presidential candidates.

CDC partisans told this paper in separate interviews over the weekend that despite the prohibition placed on the run-off election expected between CDC’s Sen. George Manneh Weah and UP’s Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai, they are in readiness to prove to the world that the CDC is the winner of the elections.

According to them, attempt by LP’s Brumskine to destabilize the runoff process has reenergized supporters of the CDC, vowing that nothing will stop them from whipping Vice President Boakai who they say supports the other losing political parties. Patrick Moore, Solumie Jackson and Samuel Livingstone who identify themselves as strong supporters of the CDC, said that no amount of threats from the losing parties can change the minds of CDC partisans from turning out to reconfirm that CDC is the frontrunner of Liberian politics.

They oppose claims by other opposition politicians that the election process was marred by irregularities ties and fraud. The CDC supporters who appear very angry, say Liberians are tired of suffering under a Unity Party led-government, claiming that the ruling party has nothing substantial to offer the people who twice voted it into power.

“If Brumskine, Boakai and Urey think that their action can stop us from going to the poll to vote and elect Sen. George Weah as Liberia’s next president, then they must be making a big mistake because all supporters of the CDC throughout Liberia have resolved to kick the UP government out of power”, the CDCians say.

They say they will disgrace the political ‘Junta’ of Liberty Party, Unity Party, and All Liberian Party in any re-run declared by the NEC at any time. The CDCians conclude that they are fed up with the treatment of the UP government and its associates.

By Emmanuel Mondaye –Edited by Winston W. Parley

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