On Saturday, November 21, 2020, the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) held its victory rally in Paynesville with thousands of partisans and sympathizers turning out to demonstrate the party’s preparedness to ‘reclaim’ Montserrado County Senatorial seat that is currently being occupied by a member of the opposition Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), Senator Abraham Darius Dillon. This mammoth show of numerical strength comes after a rude awakening in 2019 during the bye election after the death of Senator Geraldine Doe-Sheriff.
The man charged with the responsibility of ensuring that this feat is achieved, Senator Saah H. Joseph has called the turn that the senatorial “election is over” in Montserrado County.
“Mr. President and fellow partisans, I said it before and I want to say it again today: the election is over. If we don’t win the Montserrado Senate seat, I will not contest for re-election in 2023,” the CDC Campaign Manager told a jubilation crowd of supporters at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex.
According to Senator Joseph, it was slap in the face of the CDC when the incumbent Senator threw a tantrum that he would rather contest against a Coalition for Democratic Change ticket that has all the big names including President George Weah himself because a single candidate in Thomas P. Fallah would not be enough to enable the ruling party to unseat him [Dillon] at the December 8, 2020 polls.
“One little Senator came out to say that we should put Mulbah Morlu, Acarous Gray, Saah Joseph and the President on one ballot to contest against him. I want to let you know Mr. President that we are your children. Leave the election with us to bring the victory. We will go on the battle front and win. They don’t understand the strategy of Montserrado County. December 8 will end the debate,” Senator Joseph emphasized.
For his part, CDC Campaign Spokesman, Representative Acarous Moses Gray encouraged partisans to heed to the plead of the late Munah Pelham to “return to the sycamore tree and settle our differences” by going to the polls on December 8 to secure a resounding victory.
Montserrado County District #5 Representative, Thomas P. Fallah has for the third term been elected by the people to represent them at the National Legislature. He is one of few members of the House of Representatives that enjoy this feat. This doesn’t happen on silver platter- Representative Fallah must have provided exceptional representation for the people to continue to enjoy their confidence.
He said given the fact that Montserrado County is the hub of politics in Liberia, there is a need to have “someone with the requisite leadership abilities; someone who understands the terrain of legislative politics; someone with credibility to rally the necessary goodies for his people.”
Montserrado County District #5 Representative and CDC Senatorial candidate, indicated that he knows how to harness cordial working relationship with his colleagues and local county leadership in achieving his agenda for the general good of the citizenry. “A lot has been done in District #5. I see myself as the Elder in the county due to my long stay at the Legislature. It is time that we take what was done at the district level to the county. It is time that we serve our people from a broader perspective void of bickering,” he stated.
He opined that the people of Montserrado can use his performance in District #5 as baseline to judge his ability to provide quality representation to the county.