Monrovia – The Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) Youth Wing Chairman, Jefferson Koijee, says the party will have the inaugural ceremony of its political leader, George Manneh Weah on Saturday, December 23, 2017 ahead of the runoff election.
According to Koijee, the climax of the party’s rally would be a symbolic inaugural ceremony of Senator Weah as President by the people of Liberia, whom according to him, will turn out to vote for him massively in the December 26 runoff.
“We’re going to classify that convergence as ‘The People’s Inauguration’. The people would be inaugurating Ambassador Weah by themselves,” he said.
The party’s youth chairman told FrontPageAfrica that the ‘inauguration’ would take place at the SKD Sports Complex.
He said the CDC has no fear that Liberians would not turnout to vote on the now controversial December 26 date set for the runoff, adding that the ‘inauguration ceremony’ slated for December 23 would propel citizens to vote tremendously for Weah.
“After a successful inauguration on the 23rd (of December), it becomes obligatory to them to turnout in their mass to legitimize their president on the 26 (of December).
According to Koijee, the party has successfully convinced its members not to celebrate Christmas on the traditional December 25, rather, they should hold on until December 29 to have a celebration which would be facilitated by Weah.
He noted that they are confident to call the last rally as the inaugural ceremony because he is going to win the election by more than 85 percent and for that reason, he has decided to invite youth league chairmen from other countries including Gambia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, South Africa, among others.
It can be recalled the youth league of the Liberty Party endorsed the candidacy of Senator Weah.
LP youth wing support, which was announced on late Monday evening, is one of several endorsements heading Weah’s way pending the December 26 runoff.
Cephas Flazamaton, LP youth wing chairman said the CDC, under George Weah’s stewardship, would be the best alternative for Liberia, since his party did not make it to the runoff.
“Having being denied our party’s quest for a rerun of the first round of the election through the Supreme Court, we have decided not to be neutral in this election. We have decided to take a side,” he said.