CDC Gets New Chairman

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Partisans of the main opposition party, the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), on Wednesday elected Mr. Nathaniel McGill as their new national chairman. CDC also elected other officers to steer the affairs of the party for the next two years.

Mr. McGill, who earlier served as national secretary general of CDC, was elected unopposed in Bentol, upper Montserrado County, during a two-day special convention, which was scheduled from January 14-15, 2015.

Chairman McGill replaces Mr. George Solo, who was ousted last year with a vote of no confidence from the party’s executive committee.  Solo was accused of allegedly “holding secret meetings with Robert A. Sirleaf, negotiating the CDC Montserrado slot”.

The CDC vice chairman for operations, Mr. Mulbah Morlu, told reporters that Chairman Solo allegedly received money to pledge the party’s support to Sirleaf, the archrival of the CDC standard bearer, Amb. George M. Weah, in the race for the Montserrado senatorial seat. According to Morlu, Amb. Weah was unaware of that negotiation.

In Wednesday’s election for the party chairmanship, Mr. Mulbah Morlu retained his position as the vice chairman for operations and mobilization, because that position was not up for election. Mr. Augustus Flomo and Edward Mawoe were also elected unopposed as national treasurer and national vice chairman for Finance and Investment, respectively.

Mr. Janka Cole was elected as National secretary general, while Mr. Samoa P.Z. Wolokollie remains the national deputy secretary general.

In the CDC’s National Youth League, Mr. Jefferson Koijee retained his position as the national youth chairman. Madam Josephine Davies was elected as the national vice chairman for administration; Mr. Janjan Baikpeh, national vice chairman for operations; Mr. Jarus Hans, vice chairman for international affairs; Emmanuel Johnson – deputy secretary for administration.

Other officials of the CDC Youth League are: Mr. Emmanuel Swen, vice chairman for political affairs; Mr. Augustine Manoballah, vice national chairman for finance and investment; Mr. Mohammed Bamba, deputy secretary general for records and Research; Mr. Eddie Tarawali, public relations officer; and Madam Mamina Carr, treasurer. None of the positions were challenged, thus won by white-ballots.

For the National Women League; Madam Susannah Tolbert was elected as national vice chairlady for administration; Mamensie Kabba, national vice chairlady for political affairs; and Fatu Kimme, national vice chairlady for operations.

Others are Grace Yeates, national vice chairlady for finance and investment; Doris Gaye, national vice chairlady for international affairs; Annie Wright, national vice chairlady for government reform; and Mamakai Sarnor, secretary general.

All the positions except the secretary general were won on white-ballot.

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