-Says CDC, Blasts Opposition Parties on their Response to Weah’s Annual Message
The chairman of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) Mulbah K. Morlu has described Liberia’s opposition political parties as dangerous to the country’s democracy, because of their “hate messages and weak response to President George M. Weah’s annual message.”
Chairman Morlu made the remarks yesterday at a news conference at the party’s headquarters in Monrovia. He declared that opposition political parties have a mindset regarding President Weah’s annual message, despite all the good things highlighted and those pending for Liberians.
“These people never believed that President Weah would make such huge progress during the course of one year. They are not just enemies of the state, but they hate to see President Weah making gains,” Morlu said.
“Weah’s development successes will not give the opposition the opportunity to win an election in Liberia. Weah is now cleaning the mess, which was created by the past administration, including Kofi Woods, Alaric Tokpa and others; he is making right decisions that will impact the lives of the Liberian people,” Chairman Morlu said.
He continued, “Why the opposition political parties did not talk or highlight the successes of President Weah during his one year in office? The greatest expectation of the opposition was to see Weah’s low performance,” Morlu said.
He said expectations of the opposition political parties were not met, which focused on the failure of the Weah led-government during his first year in power.
Chairman Morlu said: “Our critics are very angry now because of the tremendous progress that was made in 2018. They created this mess that President Weah is now helping to fix and make better for everyone,” he said.
He said it was unfortunate for Kofi Woods, Alaric Tokpa and others to purport themselves as advocates of the people of Liberia, after the huge embezzlement from the past administration.
According to Mr. Morlu, the opposition parties were using lazy propaganda to brand President Weah a failure so as to be given the opportunity for jobs, but that will not happen in the CDC government.
“We are aware of the opposition political parties’ tactics. This is meant to put fear in President Weah, the Liberian people and the CDC government, which will not be given space in the country. They want jobs and lack the required character to be accepted into the CDC government,” Morlu said.
He said President Weah will lead Liberians to prosperity that will change the lives of the people and ensure that the country is better.
Morlu said the CDC will win most of the seats in the pending senatorial elections, which is scheduled for 2020.
He called on the media to see President Weah’s government as a partner of the Liberian media, which is proven by passage into law of deceased Press Union of Liberia (PUL) President Kamara K. Kamara’s bill that decriminalizes free speech.