Liberia: Ruling Party Will Not Participate in Cape Mount By-Election


MONROVIA – The ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) says it will not feed a candidate in the pending senatorial by-election in Grand Cape Mount County. Residents of the county will go to by-election to fill the vacancy created as a result of the death of Senator Edward Dagosseh who died early June this year.

Report by Henry Karmo, [email protected]

At a news conference Friday evening, Mr. Mulbah Morlu, Chairman of the CDC said, in the absence of the party’s participation, the National Executive Committee of will establish   a 15-man Strategic Recovery Committee (SRC), which will lead a three-month analysis, investigation and scrutiny of the CDC’s recent dismal performance in the Montserrado County by-elections. This, he said, would inform the party’s decision and strategies for the 2020 mid-term election and strengthen the party’s legislative performance.

“As the party vigorously pursues its path to recovery, we shall remain focused on a cohesive rebuilding strategy, to include efforts aimed at strengthening the unity of the Coalition and accompanied alliances, and adopt programs and policies that target the economic and academic empowerment of young cadres and members of the tripartite Coalition for Democratic Change,” Morlu said.

According to him, the Committee will have an expanded scope of operations that goes beyond Montserrado County, conducting a broad-based sampling of views relevant to the party’s midterm senatorial agenda in the pending 2020 elections.

 According to chairman Morlu, the National Executive Committee of the Congress for Democratic Change has appointed the Chairman-Emeritus of the CDC-USA Chapter, Mr. Isaac Vah Tukpah as Chairman and will shortly announce a full list of the total membership of the Committee.

The term of operation of the committee will include but not limited to; submitting a completed report to the National Executive Committee of the CDC in November. While the Committee concludes its probe and analysis in 3-months, the party has scheduled a national governance evaluation & assessment retreat, where the National Executive Committee will submit to the Chairman of the Governing Council (H.E. George M. Weah) findings of the recovery committee and other matters of relevance to the success of the agenda of President George Weah. 

The retreat is scheduled to be held in December, 2019 in Voinjama, Lofa County.