President Weah Accepts Petition from Coalition Parties to Contest Second Term


Monrovia-The three political parties making up the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) Saturday endorsed President George Weah for a second term.

By Edwin G Genoway, Jr (331886458910)-[email protected]

The three parties include Weah’s Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), the Liberian People Democratic Party (LPDP) of former Speaker Alex Tyler and the National Patriotic Party (NPP) of Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor.

NPP’s Chairman and Senator of Maryland County James Biney and the head of the LPDP and former House SpeakersAlex Tyler were noticeable absentees at Saturday ‘s renomination program – validating claims of a split within the ruling Coalition.

However, Mulbah Morlu, Chairman of the Coalition for Democratic Change refuted allegations that the Coalition was on the brink of collapse when he presented a renomination document to President Weah to seek a second term on behalf of the Coalition.

“Mr. President, we have come to let as a coalition to let you know that your people (the three parties making up the Coalition) have agreed in unison and have declared that there is no vacancy for the Presidency in October 2023,” he said.

“With this document, they have come in one word to assure you of your continuity on the ticket to secure another six years.”

The LPDP represented by its National Chairman Moses Y. Kollie, meanwhile, raised the motion for the president to be renominated, which was seconded by the NPP’s Jewel Howard Taylor, who’s also the vice president.

President Weah in his acceptance speech said he needs additional six years to complete what he has started as a president, urging his supporters not to listen to members of the opposition whose aims he said are to blackmail him despite the achievements he has recorded over the past six years.

“Don’t listen to them. They say because you are following me you don’t know anything, even though some of you who are behind me went to school and got degrees, some of you are lawyers, some you get Master’s degrees, but they still say because you following me you don’t know anything,” he said.

“They like it, they don’t like it, it’s 12 years.” Let me ask you this question, since they say you don’t know anything because you following me, 6+6 is how much,” he ask the crowd, the crowd then responded, “12”, and he received applause.