The Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Primaries of the Coalition for Democratic Change, Jefferson T. Koijee says for the first time in Liberia’s political history, the ruling party is conducting a democratically upright primary that would allow ordinary partisans to choose whom they want to represent the party at the December 8, 2020 polls in Montserrado County and other counties.
Koijee spoke at the end of the voting process in District #2 Montserrado County.
“When we say upholding the tenets is sine qua non to our vision for Liberia, we mean it. We are not joking. We have avail ourselves to provide the necessary democratic tutorials for our friends from the other side to follow,” Koijee indicated
According to the CDC Primaries Organizing Committee Chairman, whoever is placed on the party’s ticket will represent the true will of the ordinary partisans who are the fortress of the party’s success adding “we can not afford to risk losing their confidence.”
The ruling party has conducted primaries in more than half of the 17 electoral districts in Montserrado with Montserrado County District #5 Representative Thomas P. Fallah wooing the endorsement of partisans in the districts covered so far. Former Assistant Information Minister for Information Services, Samuel Worzi is distant second followed by comedian and journalist, Ishmael Sheriff is the lowest performer so far.
Partisans who spoke to M-News Africa in District #4 Montserrado County averred that the passion with which they turned out to vote at the primary is a clear message that they remain committee to the CDC despite the challenges that cost them the Montserrado County senatorial seat to the Collaborating Political Party (CPP) in 2019.
Koijee informed partisans that the results from districts covered are not the final decision on who represents the CDC at the December polls. The Organizing Committee Chairman, Koijee said Representative Fallah who got the highest number of votes should replicate such feat in the rest of the remaining Districts of Montserrado County to be considered. The process is being observed by the observers from the Coalition of Elections Observers Network of Liberia.
The process continues in other districts in Montserrado County over the next few days and M-News Africa will follow it as it happens.