NDC Opens to Collaboration Towards 2023 -Wants Progressive Community to Unite

The USA Chapter of the National Democratic Coalition (NDC) at its consultative meeting held in Pennsylvania, USA on November 27, 2021 to evaluate the coalition’s work,  progress, resource mobilization and the road leading to the general and presidential elections of 2023 in Liberia said that it has taken into account the complexity of politics and electoral engagement in the current body politics of Liberia and has therefore decided to remain open to associating with other political parties, alliances or coalitions in the creation and promotion of Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates through a consensus democratic process . By same token, the meeting urged the national leadership of the NDC to vigorously lead endeavors to unite the progressive community under one umbrella, build useful capacity on the democratic progressive front, and engage in resource mobilization efforts towards 2023 and after.

“The meeting emphasized the need for the social democratic and progressive communities to remain sensitive to the importance of sustaining the gains of democracy in Liberia, because it was progressives who fought so hard to bring multiparty democracy to Liberia. On the question of advancing national unity of purpose, the Meeting further urged the NDC national leadership to enter reasonable negotiations with other political institutions in opposition for the purpose of advancing the best interest of the Liberian people for good governance and social economic progress, taking into consideration the contemporary electoral realities and dynamics”, NDC said.

According to a press statement issued by the party and signed by Dougbeh Chris Nyan, Vice Chair for International Affairs, for increased participation of citizens, the Meeting decided that the NDC will continue to encourage and mobilize more women and youth participation in the activities and work of the NDC, and to continue to champion the cause for social justice, political freedom, and the economic empowerment of the citizens. It stated that the gathering also called for strengthening of ongoing cadre-training and national political education programs in accordance with evolving realities. It added that In addition, the Consultative Meeting admonished the NDC leadership and members to be ready to courageously struggle under all circumstances and to decisively address evolving undemocratic situations as may be presented by the present and future government administrations.

“Towards enhancing the work of the coalition, the Meeting elected a new cadre of leadership for the NDC-USA Chapter. Finally, the Consultative Meeting reinforced the planning process of the upcoming NDC National Congress in early 2022 that is spearheaded by the Congress Preparatory Committee (CPC). It further stressed that the NDC should continue making transnational efforts to build solidarity with other progressives and social democratic parties and progressive institutions”, the release said.

Founded in 2011, the National Democratic Coalition (NDC) is Liberia’s social democratic political coalition composed of the New Democratic Alternative for Liberia Movement (The NEW DEAL Movement), the Free Democratic Party (FDP), and other social democratic political groups, movements, and entities in Liberia.

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