The Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) is the conglomeration of three parties include Weah’s Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), the Liberian People Democratic Party (LPDP) of former House Speaker Alex Tyler and the National Patriotic Party (NPP) of Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor.
Partisans, supporters, sympathizers of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change over the weekend took the streets of Monrovia in total celebration and jubilation as they march on the Antoinette Tubman Stadium with the sole purpose to giving their standard bearer and President, George Manneh Weah seeks a second term mandate to contest in the 2023 Presidential and Legislative elections.
The principal streets turned blue, the official color of the ruling establishment, despite the event which could not allowed free movement of people within the city circle, some sub political divisions of the country were in engaged in similar act by gathering at their respective county’s capitals to petition the president for the second term presidential bid.
Mulbah K. Morlu, Chairman of the Coalition for Democratic Change refuted allegations that the Coalition was on the brink of collapse when he presented a renomination document to President Weah to seek a second term on behalf of the Coalition.
“Mr. President, we have come as a coalition to let you know that your people (the three parties making up the Coalition) have agreed in unison and have declared that there is no vacancy for the Presidency in October 2023,” he said.
“With this document, they have come in one word to assure you of your continuity on the ticket to secure another six years.”
The LPDP represented by its National Chairman Moses Y. Kollie, meanwhile, raised the motion for the president to be renominated, which was seconded by the NPP’s Jewel Howard Taylor, who’s also the vice president.
President Weah in his acceptance speech said he needs additional six years to complete what he has started as a president, urging his supporters not to listen to members of the opposition whose aims he said are to blackmail him despite the achievements he has recorded over the past six years.
“Don’t listen to them. They say because you are following me you don’t know anything, even though some of you who are behind me went to school and got degrees, some of you are lawyers, some you get master’s degrees, but they still say because you following me you don’t know anything,” he said.
“They like it, they don’t like it, it’s 12 years.” Let me ask you this question, since they say you don’t know anything because you following me, 6+6 is how much,” he asked the crowd, the crowd then responded, “12”, and he received applause.
Businessmen & Women, Pen-Pen Riders, students, civil servants, fishermen & Cyber Warriors all gather at the ATS and in various counties to do the same as it was done in Montserrado.
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