The Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has finally accomplished the quest to give allow their political leader, Mr. George M. Weah, to contest for the Senate in the upcoming Special Senatorial Election. However, this move had been scorned by the party’s critics, with some saying that it was just a “whitewash attempt” as Mr. Weah had long selected himself for the post and no one dare question his authority if they want to remain in the party.
Weah contested in the party's primaries at the weekend in Buchanan, Grand Basaa County and got the mandate his partisans to stand as a candidate for Montserrado County in the ensuing Special Senatorial Election early October.
Weah booked his place for the hot seat unopposed and was amongst the first four candidates elected at the jammed packed hall.
Other candidates elected include, former Unity Party stalwart and CDC newcomer Dr. Foday Kromah, Grand Cape Mount County, Nathaniel McGill, CDC secretary general secured his spot for Gbarpolu County while Prof. Ansu Sonii will lead the party for Margibi County, they all went unchallenged.
In the most contested race, Cllr. Teplah Reeves defeated two other contenders, Emmanuel Toe and Rosina Shaack for River Cess County seat while Solomon Murrey was the lone candidate for Grand Bassa County, putting an end to speculation that CDC was prepared to support football star, James S. Debbah, who attempted joining the CDC to grab the seat.
Results from the polls suggest that CDC has finally parted company with incumbent Senator Joyce Musu Sumo Freeman, who as well tender in her resignation early this month.
Political commentators described the outcome as “unsurprised” due to the involvement of Mr. Weah and other strong members of the CDC, who already expressed their desire to stand in the election prior to the primaries.
CDC partisans at the rally termed it as “Peaceful and Democratic”, expressing their desire to engage the upcoming election with every available political material to ensure that candidates contesting emerge as winners.
Weah is expected to face challenges from fellow contenders, the first family candidate Robert Sirleaf and Christopher Neyor, both former employees of National Oil Company of Liberia and are kin on representing Montserrado at the Legislature.
Meanwhile, primaries for Bomi and Maryland Counties were postponed based on series of protest emerging from the respective location.
CDC confirmed the postponement and announced that Bomi primary will take place this weekend at the party’s headquarters in Monrovia to avoid further violence.