Monrovia – Thousands of partisans of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) are eagerly waiting at the party’s headquarters in Congo Town for the arrival of their standard bearer, Senator George Weah, who is also being escorted in a parade of principal streets in Monrovia and its suburbs by another group in their thousands.
In a minting of a newly formed relationship, Senator Weah has at his right-hand side former Unity Party strong man, former Grand Bassa County Senator Gbehzohngar Findley, who recently left the ruling party citing lack of common interest.
The atmosphere at the party’s headquarters is filled with jubilation as the CDC helicopter hovers over the sky above the headquarters.
Some of the supporters here say they’ve been waiting for the standard bearer’s arrival since 6:30 AM.
Some were heard chanting, “We don’t want debate, we want Weah!”, “You can have the whole world, but give us Weah”; “Weah will pay the police good money” amongst others.
Mary Toe who lives in Diggsville which is almost two hours’ drive from the party’s headquarters, told FrontPageAfrica she and a group of friends walked the distance as a proof of their loyalty to Senator Weah.
“We can do anything for this man to become President,” she said. Mary continued: “We decided to walk so that the whole country will know that Weah has voters. “
“When they see us in our numbers they’ll know that indeed he has the crowd. As for this election, there will no cheating, that’s why we decided to come out to prove our strength.
"Isaiah Paye, in his early 20s says he slept at the party CDC headquarters Friday night.
He told FrontPageAfrica, “We have suffered so long under these book people, as for this election, Weah must win. If we have to sleep here every night to ensure that Weah wins, we would do so. This is our time. We’ll win.”