Reelecting Weah is Best Option -PLP’s Taplah E. Doe Says in Joining Grand Coalition

MONROVIA – Amongst six political parties that signed a framework agreement to join the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change is the People Liberation Party (PLP) which is currently headed by Mr. Taplah E. Doe following the demise of its founding Political Leader Dr. Daniel E. Cassell. At a very colorful program held in Monrovia Friday, April 8, six parties, all previously hardcore opposition to the CDC, submitted their intention, signing up to the ruling party, and therefore bringing the total coalition constituent parties to 9. While other opposition parties are still endeavoring and leaving no stone unturned to get the CDC and President Weah out, the PLP Political Leader believes the best option for Liberians and for a better Liberia is to re-elect President Weah. The Analyst reports.

Of all who are fiercely eyeing the presidency of Liberia as the first six-year term of President George Manneh Weah comes to an end this year, the incumbent president is described as the “best option” for a better Liberia in the coming years.

The Political Leader of the People Liberation Party, Mr. Taplah E. Does, opined that electing President Weah for another six year would the best thing Liberians would ever do for themselves and their country.

It is not known how many presidential aspirants will be certificated by the National Elections Commission to contest the ensuing October polls, but if the history is anything go by, it is expected the number would not be less than two dozens.

In 2005 some 22 political parties contest and nearly the same number in 2011. The Candidates were over 20 persons in 2018, which President Weah won.

With fragmentations firing up within the opposition community, pundits are predicting a crowded field. Ordinary Liberians would be confused, once again, whom to choose for the presidency from the huge number that may come out. But for PLP’s Tarplah Doe, the best amongst the rest is George Manneh Weah.   

He said during a ceremony by six parties, his included, to join the ruling CDC: “Fellow Liberians, during the past several months, and following consultations with several stakeholders, we believe that the best options for our country is the reelection of H. E. George Manneh Weah, and so today, we gather to officially declare as Political Parties to join you in making our nation a better place.”

The ruling CDC campaign to coopt several former political parties appears to be a step for the narrowing of the expected crowded field, and there are reports that the remaining opposition parties are also working to repair the ruined Collaborating Political Parties (CPP).

The 2023 October poll are therefore highly pregnant with lot of fireworks and maneuverings between those Liberians who want to end the “corrupt and incompetent” George Weah presidency and those who want to deny the “unprepared opposition politicians” from the wheel of power.

But for Tarplah Doe and his colleagues from five other former opposition parties, President Weah and the CDC are the real deal.

“Your Excellency,” he said referring to President Weah, “we have seen the numerous developments under your leadership, and so we have resolved to unanimously support your reelection.”

Mr. Doe continued: “We need one round victory to ensure that we use whatever resources for the development of our nation. We want to thank all of our partisans from all of the constituent political parties for this wake up call. We are grateful to you as together, we will make President Weah dream a reality.” 

According to him, the singing on to CDC marked a “historical moment in the political history of our nation to see nine (9) legal registered political parties coming together in unison to officially join the Mighty Coalition for Democratic Change aka the Grand Coalition for Democratic Change.”

He added: “Ladies and gentlemen, I want to extend thanks and appreciation to the colleagues for the opportunity given me by them to head the Planning and Program Committee for the execution of today’s event.”  

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