PLP Divorces CDC -Says “We’ve Resolved to Withdraw Our membership from CDC”

MONROVIA – As if to worsen the woes of the former ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) that is still nursing the devastating impact of the 2023 presidential elections and finding a fresh bearing on the political landscape, another key constituent party has withdrawn its membership. The People’s Liberation Party (PLP), which housed the Coalition’s propaganda fortress during the 2023 elections has just announced its withdrawal. Weeks ago, it was the National Patriotic Party, fractured by internal bickering, that pulled out—though others said partially. All these are taking place when the National Chairperson, Mulbah Morlu, Jr., had resigned from the party—bleak signs for the former ruling establishment that is yelling all over the place about its readiness to make a leadership comeback in 2029. The PLP now says it is quitting and free to make future political decisions regarding alliance. The Analyst reports.

From membership resignations to constituency withdrawals; it seems the center can no longer hold since the Coalition for Democratic Change lost political power to the now ruling Unity Party.

Mid-May this year, the National Patriotic Party (NPP), another constituent member of the Coalition for Democratic Change, indicated it was leaving the coalition and had no plan to keep the wedlock.

It can be recalled, in 2016, the NPP and the Liberia People’s Democratic Party (LPDP) formed an alliance with the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), giving birth to Coalition for Democratic Change, which put on its tickets two prominent senators: George Weah and Jewel Howard Taylor as presidential and vice-presidential candidates respectively.

The NPP said at the time that the Coalition’s agreement had ended and they there was no interest to renew with the Congress for Democratic Change.

For the LPDP, it since quitted at the portals of the 2023 elections.

Again, there comes the People’s Liberation Party (PLP), a latter-day member of the Coalition, publicizing its withdrawal of Membership from Coalition for Democratic Change.

The PLP, joined the coalition shortly before the 2023 elections, but availed its headquarters office to the Coalition as the host of its war room.

In a July 5, 2024 Resolution signed by Daniel Gayou, National Secretary General and approved

By Tapple E. Doe, Political Leader, the party said it was withdrawing from the Coalition for Democratic Change to prepare itself for the 2029 Presidential and Legislative elections.

“We will explore future alliance with any political party that share our values and beliefs,” the party said in its resolution. “We want to take this time as well as to thank the peace-loving people of Liberia for demonstrating patriotism in protecting the peace, stability and security of our beloved nation during and after the elections.”

It continued: “As you all know, Liberia is bigger than any one of us and therefore, we would like to extend congratulatory messages to H. E. President Joseph Nyuma Boakai and H. E. Z. Jeremiah Kpaan Koung, President and Vice President respectively of the Republic of Liberia for their resounding and outstanding victory in the 2023 elections.

“We are calling on our respective County Chairpersons to remain resolute and engage with their National Leadership as we seek a better path for the PLP. We, the People’s Liberation Party through its National Executive Committee have resolved in fulfilment of the ideologies of our party which is built on Democratic Nationalism.”

The People’s Liberation Party said it is a political party rooted in the basic tenets of love for country and prioritizing the interest of country and citizens over political party and special interest groups.

“We believe in the protection of the rights and equality of all persons, irrespective of their gender,

religion, tribe, county of origin, political party, socio-economic status, etc.,” it claims, adding: “We subscribe to the core believe of nation building through unification of all citizens of Liberia despite our diversities; hence; we the PLP have resolved to withdraw our membership from the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) effective immediately after meeting our obligations in supporting H.E. Dr. George M. Weah in the October 10, 2023 Presidential elections.”

The Party extended its sincere thanks and appreciation to H. E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, Standard Bearer of the Coalition for Democratic Change and its CDC leadership.

“We want to thank all of our partisans including Chairpersons, supporters and partisans across the length and breadth of the Republic of Liberia for their unwavering support during the period of our relationship with the CDC,” he asserted.

“Following the conclusion of the 2023 elections and the concession of CDC Standard Bearer, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, we as a party into the coalition met and reviewed the agreement binding us into the coalition and the forward march for our party in regards to our independence and the way forward,” the PLP further noted.

“We resolved that in order for the PLP to recalibrate and reorganize all of its structures across the country, there is a need to maintain our independence to operate as a registered political party with all rights restore under the Electoral laws of Liberia and the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia.

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