Monrovia – The Chairman of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) Youth Wing, Jefferson Koijee, has called on all supporters, especially the youth within the party not to celebrate Christmas on December 25 as the runoff is slated for December 26.
Koijee at a press conference Wednesday held at the party’s headquarters announced that the CDC has agreed to hold a mass Christmas party on the 29th of December.
According to him, the hierarchy has planned a bigger celebration to mark the victory of party in the ensuing runoff election.
The date set for the runoff election appears to be a tricky one as Christmas is one of the most celebrated holidays in Liberia.
Already, some citizens have registered their discontent with the National Elections Commission’s decision to schedule the runoff just a day after the Christmas.
Fears are that many registered voters who may be visiting families in areas or counties far from where they registered would not vote.
Others believe they would be exhausted from the Christmas Day’s celebration and might not turnout to vote.
In a conversation with FrontPageAfrica on Monday, the CDC’s Secretary General, Janga Kowo called on members of the party to celebrate Christmas with care, keeping at the back of their minds that election is the following day.
Meanwhile, Koijee has also called for the expulsion of some officials of the ruling Unity Party.
He named Cllr. Varney Sherman former chairman of the UP and current Chairman Wilmot Paye of the Unity party as bad apples within the party.
Koijee also mentioned Defense Minister Brownie Samukai and Deputy Inspector General for Operations of the Liberian Police Abraham Kromah who he claimed is also a card bearing member of the Unity Party.
"We will love to have a strong opposition when we shall have taken power like the way we have been so strong over the past 12 years because we believe in pluralistic democracy," Koijee said.
The two parties – Unity Party and Congress for Democratic Change – have been given the green light to begin campaign activities.