Barely 24 hours after he resigned as chairman of the opposition Liberty Party (LP), Israel Akinsanya yesterday joined the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) of football legend and Montserrado County Senator George Weah.
It can be recalled that Israel Akinsanya and T. Maxwell Grisgby II, another LP executive member, resigned from the LP on Wednesday.
Announcing his crossover to the CDC yesterday at the party’s headquarters in Congo Town, Akinsanya said it is only by hard work, commitment and dedication will the CDC win the pending runoff, adding “I am ready to work for the party to win.”
“I have come to join the CDC as a full member, to ensure that we join hands to achieve victory for the good of the masses’ party,” Akinsanya told CDC partisans yesterday in Monrovia.
“We must do everything that is possible to ensure that the CDC takes state power by January in 2018. I have come to this party with pleasure and joy.”
Akinsanya said he believes that Sen. Weah is prepared to take Liberia’s presidency and remains the choice of the people as evidenced by the just ended October 10 presidential and legislative elections.
Akinsanya served as LP chairman during the 2011 general and presidential elections, a position he occupied when he was accused of allegedly bankrolling the party’s campaigns while working at the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) as vice president for public affairs.
CDC youth league chair Jefferson Koijee embraced Akinsanya for crossing over to the party.