The ruling Coalition for Democratic Change continues to witness an exodus of key partisans of the former ruling Unity Party to the ruling Coalition in what seems to be job hunt expedition.
But the migrated partisans of the Unity Party say they are not joining the CDC for jobs. On Tuesday this week, the intellectual team of the former ruling UP joined the ruling establishment.
Among them were Urais Goll, former deputy executive director of the Environmental Protection Agency, Journalist Frank Loboe (alias “Dog Pound”) of the Liberia Broadcasting System, Benedict Sankagepo Williams, a son of Senator Armah Jallah, Matthew Jallah and Oliver Sarnadeh Taylor, among others.
Speaking behalf of his colleagues, Goll said their move is not for job seeking operation, but to help promote and protect the Pro Poor agenda of President George Manneh Weah’s.
“We are not joining with any preconditions. I know some of our colleagues will say that the guys are joining the CDC for job but 90-95 percent of us joining the CDC today are already employed by the government, and we know that there will be some people who will share misinformation about our joining the CDC,” he clarifies.
According to him, they have decided to join the CDC based on three fundamental reasons and principals, noting that since the foundation of Liberia there has been only one political institution committed to promoting the interest of its partisans, saying the first is the True Whig Party and the CDC is the second, which he notes is open to everyone to join in moving the country forward.
CDC chairman Mulbah Morlu welcomed the new converts and urged to feel at home, assuring that all of the rights and privileges entitled to other partisans of the party are equally theirs as members. By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor –Editing by Jonathan Browne