“Let’s Become a Matured and United Governance Machine” – Weah Tells Mammoth Crowd at Retreat
Monrovia – Saturday, March 7, 2020 retreat renewed hopes for the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) in their quest to reclaim the Montserrado senatorial seat from Liberty Party’s Abraham Darius Dillon, the turnout at the rally was indeed astounding.
The rally was organized by the CDC to amalgamate its forces ahead of the October senatorial election.
Speaking at the rally, President George Manneh Weah who said he was overwhelmed by the turnout said he was reminded of the humble beginning of the CDC back in 2005 and the current mandate it has as a ruling party. “We started from the bottom now we’re here,” he said.
He told his partisans that the CDC remains committed to the mandate of its supporters when who voted them into power.
“This was a mandate based on hope and choice with the expectation that our lives would be changed for the better; that their prospects would be brighter and that your children will have a more peaceful and prosperous future,” he said.
“What you saw today is an absolute reaffirmation of support to his excellency by CDCians of the tripartite Coalition. Even the CDC has never been able to pull this success outside campaign periods. Even during campaigns, the show of strength today remains unmatched, especially by a governing party.Mulbah Morlu, Chairman, Coalition for Democratic Change
President Weah admonished his partisans to transition from being winning party to “conducting ourselves like the party with all the responsibilities that were placed on our shoulder”.
He further said the CDC is in the third year of its six-year mandate, it is high time the party recalibrates “into a mature and united governance machine”.
He said, “We declare focus on transformation and rapid development of all sectors of our economy and society.”
The President recognized that some partisans were given the opportunity to serve but have been ineffective in their jobs, thereby, giving the party and bad name. he said such partisans need to step up their game and more diligent on assignment, else they will be replaced.
He urged CDCians to reach out to all those who ensure the CDC’s victory in 2017 and also to all well-meaning Liberians.
Prior to Saturday’s rally, the party after various community engagements last week installed over 20,000 zonal heads from the 17 districts of Montserrado County.
The zonal heads were recruited to steer the affairs of the party in smaller clusters so as to be able to reach every community member for the purpose of recapturing Montserrado County.
Speaking to FrontPageAfrica, the party’s chairman, Mulbah Morlu said a vigorous reconciliation effort has been taking place within the coalition, especially among coalition members, overseas chapters, community engagement with partisans, etc.
He said two weeks ahead of the retreat, different forums were held internally to unite the party, the last of them held yesterday and today, setting the stage for ATS event.
“What you saw today is an absolute reaffirmation of support to his excellency by CDCians of the tripartite Coalition. Even the CDC has never been able to pull this success outside campaign periods. Even during campaigns, the show of strength today remains unmatched, especially by a governing party.