Ahead of the official announcement of results from the Montserrado County and District #15 by-elections, the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has congratulated its Representative Candidate Abu Kamara and the Senatorial Candidate of the four Collaborating Opposition Parties, Abraham Darius Dillion on the occasion of what the CDC assumes is their victory.
A press release issued and signed by the ruling party’s National Chairman Mulbah K. Morlu calls on his party for the empowerment of those who he noted stood with the CDC during period of their struggles for state power. Morlu also wants officials of the George Weah administration working outside ‘Pro Poor’ Agenda to Vacate the government offices they occupied.
Issued August 1, 2019, the CDC release Morlu indicated that CDCians have fought a good fight and have reached a final conclusion, in the aftermath of the National Elections Commission official announcement of preliminary results, which projects Mr. Abu B. Kamara as winner of District #15.
“Fellow Liberians and our great peace loving supporters, we greet you this morning from the Headquarters of the Mighty Coalition for Democratic Change. We again want to appreciate all Liberians, especially our partisans and supporters for braving the storm to participate in these by-elections. We especially want to thank the gallant men and women of District #15 for coming out en masse to cast their votes,” the CDC Chairman said.
“We fought a good fight and have reached a final conclusion, in the aftermath of the National Elections Commission official announcement of preliminary results, which projects Mr. Abu B. Kamara as winner of District #15. Whilst congratulating Mr. Kamara, the CDC as Liberia’s biggest democratic institution, likewise congratulates Mr. Abraham Darius Dillion of the Liberty Party as the presumptive winner of the Senatorial Elections of Montserrado County,” he exclaimed.
Morlu said in the history of his party’s democratic struggles, “we have always fought for free, fair, transparent and credible elections and as such, we cannot and will not contradict our stance, nor betray our legacy.
“Our dynamic Standard Bearer and supporters, we the members of the National Executive Committee of this great party are committed to all of you. Now is the time that we have to swallow the bitter pills by taking some hard decisions both in government and our party. We commit to continuously seeking the interest of Liberians. Most importantly, our supporters who stood with us during our difficult days in the struggle must continue to be empowered.,” he reiterated.
Mr. Morlu said the CDC can no longer sugarcoat this reality of the moral demands to empower CDCians which he considered a fierce urgency that remains the first line of defense as in the service of the country, noting that the verdict from the people in the just-ended polls in Montserrado is not only a wakeup call to action, but an insistence that the party will not ignore to change course.
“Our officials in both the Legislature and the Executive will have to live in accordance with our Pro-Poor Agenda or, they will have to vacate the government and our beloved party. We have reached the point where we will separate party actions from the actions of officials of government, where necessary; the period for honeymoon is over,” he averred.
According to him, the mandates given to officials of government are for support and execution to help “our President succeed, not to undermine our hard-earned gains. Our officials must validate the confidence reposed in them.”
Said Morlu, “Our President is a popular person with a good heart for all Liberians. We all have to help our leader deliver for the people of Liberia. This election does not mean that our government is unpopular with the people of Liberia.,” he defended what could be sonsidered the CDC’s defeat at the polls during the Montserrado County Senatorial by-election.
He rather said, “What it means is that our partisans and the people of Liberia in general need us most at this critical juncture in our national political journey.
“My fellow partisans, we are emerging stronger than ever in our political history, and with this increasing strength, we shall never repeat a loss in our stronghold of Montserrado County again,” he lamented.
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