The Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has stormed Grand Bassa and Rivercess counties as part of its nationwide membership recruitment drive to win at the polls in October.
The CDC’s mobilization team said it is continuing its recruitment from Margibi, Bong and Grand Bassa. As the team sweeps across the targeted communities, hundreds patiently wait their turn to be registered.
The mobilization team is reportedly targeting five hundred thousand (500,000) members before October, and the latest move is gaining momentum.
Many of the recruits interviewed told the Daily Observer that they are getting their membership to “Make Weah President in the first round” of the vote in October.
“We are thrilled by the zeal of these people, especially for their support for Senator Weah,” said Mulbah Morly, co-chair of operations, CDC.
“Despite our cautioning them against tribal politics, they have defied every word of caution, shouting back, ‘Weah da dey real Bassa man in the race and da him we want; no second round,’” he recounted.
A young CDCian said, “Upon hearing news of their arrival the people came out jubilating at every major intersection, waving victory leaves to welcome the members of the recruitment team.”
The sight of people rushing to form long queues has become routine for the CDC recruitment team as it moves from town to town and village to village, an official said.
“At a recent membership rally,” said Musa Konneh, chairman of the mobilization team, “I attempted to lighten the mood by quoting a line from the Big Fish Party playbook, and I asked the people of Buchanan whether it is true that ‘Grand Bassa da Brumskine county.’
“There were not only thunderous cheers but loud shouts of ‘Weah da dey real Bassa man in the race’ while others chanted, ‘We Want Weah, We Want Weah.’”
He added: “I was thrilled and shocked because people here are determined to elect Weah/Taylor in the first round.”
The CDC recently launched its membership drive in Margibi and Bong counties where hundreds of citizens obtained membership forms to join the party.
Party officials said another mobilization team is currently in voter rich Nimba County.