Morlus on 2023 battle
Ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) chairman Mulbah Morlu says President George Manneh Weah is a political heavyweight for opposition leader Amb. Joseph Nyumah Boakai.
Mr. Morlu told a press conference Wednesday, 20 July 2022 that the former ruling Unity Party (UP) political leader Mr. Boakai would not be a match to incumbent President Weah in the 2023 presidential and legislative elections.
They know that George Weah deserves a second term. Boakai may not even run for the presidency in 2023,” Mr. Morlu claimed during the press conference.
President Weah is seeking a second six – year term through the ballot due next year against a divided opposition community.
Boakai is seen as Weah’s main political rival, but a longstanding fight among the opposition leaders has left many skeptical about what would come out of the 2023 elections.
Mr. Morlu bragged at the news conference that the re-election of President Weah is necessitated by the astronomical success in 12 years which provides the hub for another term.
He stated that the CDC political leader is able to complete the job that he has started, realizing that it is only the people that can re-elect the ruling party to power.
“We may only appeal to the consciences of the people, they see the wide development paradigm under this government,” said Mr. Morlu.
He used the press conference to announce that the CDC will on 17 December 2022 launch a political rally to petition President Weah for his second term bid.
He named the Minister of States for Presidential Affairs, Nathaniel Falo McGill as Chairman of the Steering Committee.
He said Representative Thomas Fallah, Montserrado County is the Co-Chair for Operation, while Vakpa B. Williams will serve as Co-Chair for Administration.
Mr. Morlu explained that the Committee will be given the task to rally CDCians for the 17 of December.
He mentioned that what is being announced is a skeleton team, adding that in the coming days, a full structure will be announced.