MONROVIA: Rightfully, all serious political contenders in the 2023 general and presidential elections are scrambling all over the place to showcase the numerical substance of their bases, and they do this by deliberately striving to gather the hugest of crowds as possible—perhaps to send out clear message saying tacitly, “We own the land”, “we own the population”. Back early September, specifically on the 7th, the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) literally shut down central Monrovia, and virtually all commercial activities of Montserrado County, when it launched its campaign. Ten days later, the former ruling Unity Party (UP) picked up where CDC left it, marshalling of the biggest political assembly in decades. October 1, the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), perhaps learning from where the first two parties went wrong, is expected to stun the nation, to shock cynics who parade with the notion that the CPP is an underdog in the elections. As The Analyst reports, the Vice Standard Bearer of the party, ice lawyer Charlyne Brumskine is practically sweeping all communities of the biggest bloc of voters, the silent majority, which the other two parties might have jumped over during their days.
As the National Rally of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) gains traction, the Vice Standard Bearer of the Party, Cllr. Charlyne M. Brumskine, has put the entire country in a celebratory mood with an open invitation to Liberians from all walks of life to turn out en masse “on the day of festivities to celebrate Liberia”.
In a promotional podcast on the upcoming event, which has gone viral and being shared widely by viewers, Cllr. Brumskine raised her optics with moving words to announce the day stating: “Lib, Lib, Stand Up, Stand Up, Stand Up CPP! It is Fixer’s Day. October 1st, Sunday, ATS. The Rally of all rallies. The Real Change Ticket is here.”
He added: “The young people, the women, the youth, the first time voters, the market women, our business women, our doctors, our teachers, our lawyers, our police officers, our nurses, men and women: this is a rallying call for you.
“Come and let us fix this country and let us change Liberia. We are going to have the biggest celebration, the biggest party; ehn yor know how CPP can do? So come for the day of festivities of celebrating Liberia. I want to extend this special invitation to the women, your come out for us.”
She said her presence on the ticket is a representation of the womenfolk whose quest for participation in the leadership of the country is legitimate and needs to be supported by every woman who is serious for development in the country.
She also made a case for the future of the young people, stating that the CPP is a party of the future which they can believe and trust to ensure and guarantee their future.
To arouse the interest of the partisans and supporters of the Liberty Party, which is one of the constituent parties within the CPP, Cllr. Brumskine said her late father, Cllr. Charlyne Brumskine, the founder and first standard bearer of LP though dead, would be in the spirit “looking down on us”.
Charlyne noted how her father would have wished that his followers left behind should continue with his legacy.
“Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine is looking down on us,” she continued. “He wants us to continue to reach his legacy. So, my people from the diaspora, he will be with us in spirit. October 1st will be grand. Let us celebrate real change, the Fixer’s Day. Thank you”.
The national rally day which is also called “Victory Day” will be used by CPP to bring to an end its national campaign which is presently ongoing.
The Standard Bearer, Alexander Cummings and entourage have been visiting a number of counties to reach out to voters with the view of putting him ahead of other contenders in the ensuing general elections.