By Patrick S. Tokpah, Bong County
The President of Liberia and Standard Bearer of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change, George Manneh Weah, has sounded a clear warning to all his partisans to vote the CDC candidates in the ensuing senatorial election or they will be penalized.
He cautioned participants of the CDC not to let their party down, adding if they don’t support the CDC candidates, the candidates will be out, but the partisans will also be out of job.
The president was speaking at a political gathering in Gbarnga, Bong County on Tuesday December 1, 2020.
President Weah at same time said it is time that CDCians support each other, saying, “We are family and must stick together and if anyone wants to bring confusion, he or she should get out.”
The Liberian leader later clarified that his statement is in no way a threat but is the right thing to do in order to have party discipline among the CDC stalwarts and to promote smoothly the agenda of the ruling establishment.
Providing an analogy, President George Weah stated that you cannot be a child in the home and want to control your parents, this he noted will not happen.
The CDC flag bearer at the same time used the occasion to encourage all partisans in Bong County to re-elect Henry Yallah to the House of elders.
“Yallah is a good man, capable and prepared to do the work of the government and the people of Bong County,” President Weah noted.
“We will make him Senator again because he is not only qualified but is working to ensure the dreams and aspirations of the party are realized to the core,“ the CDC Standard Bearer stated.
President Weah cautioned his people not to listen to people who do not carry the majority political view of the party, adding that the majority view will win as far as democracy is concerned.
“Those who do not support majority views are not serious people as such do not listen to them,” Weah warned his partisans.
Making reference to the National Patriotic Party who is also a part of the Coalition, he pointed out that the NPP is a political party but cannot stand on its own without the Coalition, adding that NPP partisans who are part of the Coalition should vote for all CDC candidates.
“You cannot be in the party and in the government at the same time and do not support it. You can be whosoever, the party will punish you if you violate their mandate,” President Weah warned.
In brief remarks the CDC Senatorial Candidate Henry Yallah called on his people to come all out on December 8, 2020 and vote him on the ballot on number 8 to ensure that they retained their seat.
“We will work together to bring development to this county and the country at large, especially under the Pro Poor Agenda,” Senator Yallah emphasized.