MONROVIA: In a way to motivate partisans and supporters of the Coalition for Democratic Change(CDC) towards the reelection bid of President George Manneh Weah, the Secretary General of party Jefferson Tamba Koijee has called on CDCians “to make history by defending the revolution with a resounding victory of the President just as CDC hosted the 18ners Meet and Greet program aimed at raising awareness on how the younger people, most of whom are first time voters to be totally involved in party’s electioneering campaigns.
Koijee made the statement yesterday, Monday, September 18, 2023 when he spoke at the opening ceremony of the “Triple 18ners Meet and Grill engagement organized by the CDC for first time voters held on 18th Sinkor and participated in by a number of young people who will for the first time be exercising their civic responsibility by casting their votes in the pending October 10, 2023 general elections.
The CDC Secretary General expressed gratitude to the members of the 18ners for “the honor done President George Manneh Weah to part of his reelection team during this historic time of the country”, stressing that when everything is said and done, they will be on the right side of history”
“We must commend you for your great sacrifice and dedication you are putting in this revolution. The reelection of President Weah is a revolutionary duty of every Liberian who has the country at heart and has seen what the President has done since his ascendency.
“To you the young people for what you have done I am pleased with your resolve to stand with the President and make history with him during the October 10, 2023 election and must be commended”, Koijee said
He said the party will continue to support whatever initiative that will ensure that the young people are empowered and offered opportunities to contribute their quota to the national development agenda of the country.
Before several artists took the stage at the program that was moderated by ace comedian Angel Michael, Koijee announced that subsequently there will be similar program at the same venue on 18th Street every Friday and termed it “Blue Friday” until the election as a platform to bring and keep the young people together up to the election.
At the end of his address, several top artists in the country including Bucky Raw, Christopher the Change, MC Caro, among others performed at the program as well as some of the youngsters themselves who showed their respective talents in singing, rapping and dancing.
At the end of the program on 18th street, the youngsters marched to the National Headquarters of the CDC in Congo Town where an elaborate program was well attended by some of the top officials including Chairman Mulbah Morlu, National Vice Chairman for Administration Gablah Williams, among others
At the program which witnessed an increased number of auxiliaries, a number of speakers, mainly females representing a number of auxiliaries, turned up in huge numbers.
“A revolutionary once said, every generation out of relative obscurity must discover its mission, fulfil it or betray it. We members of this auxiliary have discovered our mission to reelect President George Manneh Weah in the first round during the ensuing October 10, 2023 and we are going to fulfil it.
“We are going to mobilize everyone within our reach and bring them on the battlefield where the militants and foot soldiers of the revolution are going to make their sacrifices for this to happen”, a lady who was described as the leader of the Daughters of Weah said in her address to the audience.
Amidst battle cries, singing and jubilation, other speakers who could not be recognized due to the surging crowd around the podium lauded the contributions of the President to national development “who has set the unenviable record with monumental achievements beyond what others before him could not achieve.
Abdul Kanneh, one of the heads of the youth auxiliaries said he was excited with the huge entry of young people in the party, majority of whom are teenagers at “this critical stage of the nation’s history where the people have to decide between light and darkness during these elections.
He said President Weah has shown a clear path to national development and has approached governance in a way that the nation and its people are placed at the center of his decision making process.
He expressed hope that the new entrants will be useful to the cause of reelecting the President, adding “that will be the greatest honor given the country and its people in the history of our people”
The program extended into the wee hours of the night and most of those who attended the events, told The Analyst that the two events were memorable.