MONROVIA: The Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) is leaving no stone unturned in its determination to demonstrate political potency and relevancy ahead of the October 10 polls. As if the launch of its official campaign in Kakata a few weeks ago was not sufficient – an event many describe as exceedingly successful in terms of turnout of supporters – the party will on October 1 prove a solid point: it also owns unbeatable crowds and massive electoral support. Less than a week before what is called “Pre-Victory Celebration”, the women segment of the party took to the streets and communities of Montserrado County yesterday in mobilization efforts, attracting a wonderful assembly of people that could be mistaken for the rally itself. The Analyst reports.
Throughout most part of yesterday, September 27, 2023, over 6,000 women were attracted to and jam-packed the headquarters of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) after the female crème de la crime of the party made a number of rounds around Monrovia and its environs.
According to insiders, the move at the headquarters to showcase their strength and send out a message to all and sundry that its pending “Victory Rally” slated October 1, at the Antionette Tubman Stadium (ATS) in Monrovia, will be one of the most momentous events of the 2023 general and presidential elections.
The women, under the banner Women Solidarity Parade, led by prominent Liberian women including Mrs. Teresa Cummings, marched from the ‘Fish Market’ in Sinkor to the CPP 19th Street headquarters on Payne Avenue.
As the moved in snail pace due to the state of the impenetrable crowds attracted, the women chanted slogans of support and solidarity for the presidential bid of Mr. Alexander B. Cummings, Standard Bearer of the CPP.
Before entering the CPP Headquarters, the women were joined by various auxiliaries, youth groups, and as the crowds ballooned they chanted “battle cries” and revolutionary songs, pledging support to the election of the CPP as the best alternative to the ruling CDC.
CPP Vice Standard Bearer, Counsellor Charlyne Brumskine, amid thunderous applause and affirmation, rallied women to the dire need for change of what she called “the current failed system” to a responsible leadership that will be sensitive and adequately cater to needs of women for the provision of better health care, education and opportunities.
Counsellor Brumskine made a passionate plea to women not to give up hope or relent in the political struggle for better life and opportunities for their families.
She assured women that with their support and election of Mr. Cummings as President, and herself as Vice President of Liberia, they will not dash their hopes of Liberians for a better life and improved social services.
The CPP Standard Bearer Mr. Cummings, who later mounted the podium, watched the great excitement and jubilation among the thousands of women, who wore the CPP T-shirts and danced to campaign songs, saying, “Cummings is the man we want.”
In remarks, Cummings expressed gratitude to the organizers of the “Women Solidarity Parade”, noting that the huge turnout, which he said was a prelude and indicative of the women’s commitment to the CPP “Victory Rally” on Sunday, October 1, was very on course to obtain its objective of energizing its base.
He said Liberia desperately needs change and redemption from the inept administration of President George Weah, and emphasized that change will only come about when Liberians turnout en masse to vote for the CPP, which has genuinely committed to lifting Liberians out of extreme poverty.
Cummings said as Liberians are expected to turnout en masse on October 1st to signal the world the dire need for change, so must Liberians turnout, “rain or shine”, to cast their votes and give President Weah a “red card” on October 10.
The CPP Standard Bearer reaffirmed his commitment to restoring good governance and ensuring real change that will better the lives of the vast suffering masses.
“With your support and election of me as President and Counsellor Charlyne Brumskine as Vice President, we will not disappoint or betray the strong desires of Liberians for real change which will better the lives of all,” the CPP Standard Bearer said.
The Women Solidarity Parade program was attended by thousands of CPP Partisans, supporters, sympathizers and well-wishers including senior party officials and National Chairman, Musa Bility.
The CPP, comprising the Alternative National Congress (ANC) and the Liberty Party (LP), is viewed as the largest opposition collaboration.