MONROVIA: In the aftermath of their certification by the National Election Commission, the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has congratulated Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai and Senator Jeremiah K. Koung as President-Elect and Vice President-Elect, respectively.
In a press statement issued last night, a copy of which is in possession of The Analyst, CDC said “as a constructive opposition political party, while supporting Liberia’s peace & development under President-Elect Boakai, the CDC will also remain objectively critical of government’s performance for the common good, adding that the party will continue to advance and protect the collective interests of the Liberian people, strongly criticizing & seeking to correct wrongs when they do occur, and applauding government when good things are done.
“As we wish President-Elect Boakai all the best, we encourage his team to take genuine steps aimed at uniting a divided country, taking into account the objective concerns of nearly half of the country that expressed disapproval of the Unity Party’s vision for Liberia,” the CDC said in a press statement issued Thursday, December 28, 2023.
“Additionally, we wish to reassure the people of Liberia and the country’s development partners that while assuming this new role as the major opposition party espousing the views and aspirations of the macrocosm of the country’s electoral and political demography, the mighty Coalition for Democratic Change will not be an obstructionist movement, but a nonviolent political construct that remains entwined to its cherished trademark of speaking truth to power.
“To our standard-bearer and 24th President, H.E. George M. Weah, we say thank you for strengthening the foundations of peace, democracy and development.
“Building on this premise, we look forward to a just and equal society for all Liberians where fundamental rights and freedoms will be protected under the in-coming government, regardless of politics, religion, sex, creed or ethnicity,” the CDC declared.
“We extend Best Seasons’ greetings to all Liberians”, the statement concluded.