MONROVIA: The National Chair for the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Mulbah K. Morlu,
has disclosed September 7, 2023, as the date officially set for the CDC’s national campaign rally launch.
Addressing a major news conference Monday, August 14, 2023, at the CDC headquarters in Congo Town, Mr. Morlu said the nationwide campaign will be held in central Monrovia with a specific center point at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
He termed the day as the “Operation Octopus”, adding that the thousands of bitter bulbs, pepper sellers and shoe shiners will come out in their mass numbers.
According to him, the rally will be the final, biggest and goodbye gathering for President George Weah. He added that Liberians will say thanks to the Liberian leader for his re-election.
Mr. Mulbah Morlu has however admonished all partisans of the Coalition for Democratic Change across the country and in the diaspora to demonstrate their love on that day.
He, however, disclosed that the national campaign rally of the ruling party will officially close its activities on October 8, 2023.
Mulbah Morlu also averred that “as no political soldier within the CDC is being left behind, no soldier will equally be left behind in a CDC led-government.”
At the same time, the Chair lauded the National Campaign Manager for the CDC 2023 Victory Campaign Team for coordinating all activities across the country.
According to him, Mr. Lenn Eugene Nagbe has well structured, coordinated and is executing the jobs as expected by the National Executive Committee.
Meanwhile, the party’s National Chair has reiterated calls for members and supporters of the CDC to desist from all forms of electoral violence and maintain the peaceful nature of the party.
He noted that the ruling establishment has always been associated with peace, and as such, all partisans should at all times create the space for those in the opposition to freely express themselves.
Mulbah Morlu said this is very important for all CDCians to follow such a mandate especially when the party’s standard bearer, President George Weah is poised to again win the presidential election on October 10, 2023.
He averred that the opposition community is on a mission to provoke CDCians into violence so as to result the October 10, 2023 presidential and legislative elections in instability on grounds that they cannot win the elections.
The National Chair believes that the opposition politicians of different political parties have sensed their early defeat in the elections.
The announcement came on the heels of Thursday violence between supporters of the opposition Unity Party and ruling Coalition that led to the injuries of ordinary citizens who were going about their normal activities.
The crowd that had craned to watch the UP standard bearer Joseph Boakai access to the UP’s campaign office in Sinkor flips with CDC supporters who suddenly looked towards President Weah entry in the same terrain.
As Boakai’s vehicle was arriving, they clapped and cheered. “We love Boakai,” some of them had chanted earlier. The same day, when Weah was campaigning in Montserrado District #10, his supporters at Vamomah junction far away from him posed for selfies and passed out Weah reelection paraphernalia to the crowd.
And rather than remaining peaceful, a high drama that resulted to a chaotic scene erupted among rival supporters with both sides claiming backing from the National Elections Commission to campaign on scene.
But, party’s Chairperson said, President George Weah is nationally and globally recognized for maintaining the peace and stability of Liberia, something he said the Liberian leader has kept even when he reportedly got cheated in the 2005 elections.
He stressed that all partisans are mandated to keep all eyes on securing the re-elections of President Weah, and all senatorial and representative candidates contesting on the CDC political ticket across the country this year.
At the same time, Mulbah Morlu has called on all partisans of the party who may be involved with the tearing down of opposition candidates’ flyers to desist.