Liberia’s main opposition party, the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), has begun what they call a “rigorous rural campaigning” to win a majority in the 2014 Senatorial Elections.
CDC’s vice president for Operations, Mulbah Morlu, said the goal of the campaign is to ensure that the party wins at least eight of the 15 senatorial seats, of which Montserrado County’s seat is a “clear-cut win” he said, owing to Amb. George M. Weah's candidacy in the race.
Morlu made the assertions on Monday, during a two-day leadership restructuring meeting with officials of CDC in Greenville, Sinoe County.
“The CDC’s rural outreach program is intended to ensure that every village, town, and city across the county is reached prior to next year’s midterm senatorial election,” Morlu said.
He explained that the CDC’s rural outreach program is in consonance with their 2011 convention, and is aimed at subsequently paving the way for a ‘clean-sweep’ for their party and George Weah. He described Weah as a soon-to-be elected Senator and future president of Liberia.
The CDC executive announced that the process of the county leadership restructuring program had already affected Grand Bassa, Margibi, Bong, Grand Gedeh, Nimba, and Montserrado Counties.
Morlu also stated that, “Mr. Augustine Weah has been retained as chairman of Sinoe owing to his good work over the years.”
The CDC executive then went on to criticize the government for not doing enough concerning the condition of the road between Grand Bassa and Sinoe Counties, describing it as a ‘’death trap.’’ He was of the opinion that Sinoe would soon be cut-off from the rest of Liberia due to the road’s condition.
“It’s a complete fallacy that government is reaching out to rural dwellers, and it is shameful that government boasts of 18 to 20 billion dollars of direct foreign investment, yet cannot build the roads up to regional standards. The impact of this government cannot be felt in every part of the country,” the CDC Vice Chairman for Operations lamented.
When quizzed as to whether CDC was could say whether any of the other political parties was engaged in similar rural campaign methods, Mr. Morlu, making specific reference to the Liberty Party, said CDC is not afraid of a party that keeps losing in statistics and whose party’s chairman was a “convict” in the United States who “escaped to Liberia to pretend to be a politician.’’