Liberia: Ruling Party Says ‘There will be No Sacred Cows’ in Senatorial Elections Primary
Monrovia – The Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has penciled in July 15, 2020 as the date for the commencement of Primary activities to elect candidates that would represent the CDC in the pending Mid-term senatorial elections.
Mr. Mulbah Morlu, Chairman of the party told a news conference Monday that the party is willing and prepared to field candidates in all fifteen counties in Liberia but cautioned that every partisan desiring of contesting for elected positions on the CDC ticket in December must submit to a primary regardless of their status and position.
Mr. Morlu said the ruling party is determined to be a dominant force in the Midterm 2020 elections scheduled for December 8, 2020. “We believe in our delegates and trust their judgment in making the right decision by putting up the best candidates across the country that will defeat anyone that would stand against the CDC. We will put out the best of the best and we will defeat our opponents.”
Mr. Morlu added that the announcement of the primary is a result of consultation with the National Executive Committee. “On behalf of the executive committee members and the governing Council of the Coalition for Democratic Change, I am pleased to announce the holding of democratic primaries for the selection of candidates ahead of the upcoming Senatorial elections in December.”
“We believe in our delegates and trust their judgment in making the right decision by putting up the best candidates across the country that will defeat anyone that would stand against the CDC. We will put out the best of the best and we will defeat our opponents.”Mulbah K. Morlu, Chairman, Coalition for Democratic Change
The party chair further explained that the scheduled activity is pursuant to a unanimous resolution of the party’s governing council which requires a conduct of primaries as the most viable platform for the nomination of candidates to participate in December elections.
“Consistently, a ‘Primaries Organizing Committee’ has been formed and constituted, naming partisan Jefferson T. Koijee as Chairman, Partisan Alexander Saydee, Co-Chairman, Partisan Eric Kpayea, and Secretary amongst others.
The entire process, which starts from July 15 to July 30, 2020, will include all fifteen counties decentralized and grouped into Six Regions as follows:
Region-I, constituting Montserrado and Margibi Counties, conducts primaries in Montserrado from 15-21 July 2020, under the Committee Chairmanship of partisan Ronald K. Mendscole; while Region-II, grouping Rivergee and Maryland Counties, is scheduled to elect candidates in Harper from 22-23 July 2020, and is chaired by partisan Andrew Peters;
Similarly, Region-III, which includes Grand Gedeh, Nimba & Lofa Counties, holds Primaries In Zwedru from 27-28 July 2020, chaired by partisan Moses Kollie; as Region-IV, Grand Bassa, Rivercess & Bong Counties, will conduct primaries in Buchana from 18-21 July 2020, under the Chairmanship of partisan Bill Twehway;
Lastly, Region-V, Grand Kru & Sinoe Counties, goes to the polls in Barclayville between 28-29 July 2020, chaired by partisan C Mike Doyen, and; Region-VI, Gbarpolu, Bomi & Grand Capemount Counties, will hold its primaries in Tubmanburg from 18-20 July 2020, presided by partisan Adama Robinson.
As the party enters a crucial and important phase, Mr. Morlu encouraged all partisans to continue to remain peaceful, law-abiding and tolerant at all levels, ensuring that the collective interests of our people—the interest of the Party—Remains Supreme.”