6 Parties To Formally Join CDC on April 8 -To Also Sign Framework Document

MONROVIA – As a major step forward in consolidating their intent and commitment towards the re-election bid of President George Manneh Weah come October 10, 2023, through forming a political union with the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change(CDC), the six political parties will take their decision further by officially signing and joining the CDC on April 8, 2023, at what is expected to be an elaborate program which, according to the parties will send a clear message out that their collective resolve is not by fluke.

According to a press release issued by the 6 parties yesterday and signed by Mr. Tapple Doe, Political Leader of the People’s Liberation Party (PLP) and Chairman for the Grand Coalition Program on behalf of his colleagues, they historicized that on March 11, 2023, there was a press conference held by them at the National Headquarters of the People’s Liberation Party (PLP) “where we committed ourselves through a resolution and informed the Liberian people and the world about our collective decisions to support H. E. President George Manneh Weah’s reelection bid and join the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC)”.

“Based on this decision, I have come on behalf of six opposition political parties, including the  People’s Liberation Party (PLP), Union of Liberian Democrats (ULD), United People’s Party (UPP), Redemption Democratic Congress (RDC), Change Democratic Action (CDA), and the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE), that signed the Resolution of March 11, 2023, to inform you, the Liberian people, about our collective decision to officially sign the Framework Document and join the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) on April 8, 2023, to support H. E. President George Manneh Weah for his second term bid. This decision comes after months of negotiations and consultations with stakeholders in our individual political parties and having satisfied all required standards and procedures to join the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC)”, the statement said.

The parties said as was indicated on March 11, 2023, they have gone further by planning a befitting ceremony that will bring together thousands of their partisans, supporters, well-wishers, and sympathizers from across Montserrado and neighboring counties in honor of the day at the headquarters of the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) in Paynesville City.

“Indeed, it goes without saying that April 8, 2023, will go down in Liberia’s political history as the day the first-ever largest political coalition, comprised of nine political parties, was formed for the second term election of H. E. Dr. George Manneh Weah.

“While there may be more other reasons for our decision to support President Weah for a second term, the most significant of all is that, after thorough examinations of all potential presidential candidates, we are convinced that President Weah is best suited and deserves our support than any other presidential candidates in the impending October 10, 2023, presidential and legislative elections based on the prevailing circumstances of peace, press and political freedom, democracy, and infrastructural development, just to name, but a few”, the strongly worded press statement said.

The fledgling parties with entrenched grass root support base maintained that their support for President Weah’s second term does not mean that everything is well in the country, adding “for we are equally aware of the challenges of government and the need for improvement, as may be the case for every government in the world, but with our support and collective efforts, things can get better”.

In conclusion the parties said they were assuring the Liberian people of their  commitment to peaceful, credible, free, and fair elections as the encourage all Liberians, especially those soon to be partisans, supporters, sympathizers, and well-wishers of constituent parties of the CDC, to take advantage of the ongoing voters’ registration process to register to vote.

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