“We Want Montserrado County Back” -CDC Partisans Say At End of Party’s Primary

The Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), formerly, the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) had provided senators for Montserrado County since 2005. This dominance continued until 2019 when Liberty Party’s Abraham Darius Dillon threw in a monkey wrench to snatch the seat following the death of Senator Geraldine Doe-Sheriff about one and a half years into the CDC stewardship of Liberia. Ever since, the ruling party has been battling with tooth and nail to fend off imbroglio.
In the build up to the December 8, 2020 mid-term senatorial election that would provide an opportunity for the CDC to “reclaim” the Montserrado County seat, partisans of the CDC have vowed to turn out en mass to vote for the party’s candidate to ensure that he wins.
“We want Montserrado County senatorial seat back. We voted against our party’s candidate in 2019 in protest of lack of attention from hierarchy of the party at the start of the first six-year term. The table is now steady. We are ready now to do what we know how to do to get elected at ballot box in Montserrado County,” the partisans stressed.
Speaking to our television channel, 35 TV in District Number 7 Montserrado County, the partisans who were among thousands of others accredited to participate in the party’s primary averred that they have come to terms with the complexity of what President Weah had to deal with when he took over the state of affairs in 2018.
According to the party’s supporters who turned out across the 17 electoral districts of Montserrado County recommitted themselves to the ideology of the CDC having been schooled that the more like minded people in the National Legislature to support President Weah’s visions for the country, the more he will achieve for the good of everyone.
Amid reverberating cheers and battle cries, the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Coalition for Democratic Change Primaries, Jefferson T. Koijee said the CDC is setting the state for political parties to transition from the days when candidates would be handpicked against the will of the ordinary partisans that constitute the fulcrum of the political institution in a democratic dispensation.
He added “these results from the primaries in Montserrado County would represent the will of the ordinary partisans. They own the outcome of this democratic and transparent process.”
“We are recommitting ourselves to upholding the principles of democracy. It is our hope that these healthy democratic processes will he the new normal for politics in Liberia,” Koijee indicated.
Although the Koijee led Committee has not officially announced a winner from the primaries, records of the counts show that Montserrado County District Number 5, Thomas P. Fallah is comfortably leading with Ishmael Sheriff, a distant second.

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