The opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has described the resignation of Senator Geraldine Doe Sheriff as a “betrayal to the party that brought her to the political [lime]light.”
The Montserrado County Senator Thursday, May 22, announced her resignation after she was “expelled” and later “accepted” by the party during and after the conduct of the 2011 Presidential and Legislative Elections.
Doe-Sheriff blamed her resignation on the “imperialistic tenets currently entrenched in the party,” from which she believes the party will never depart once the likes of George Solo and others are leading the CDC.
The Montserrado County Senator said she was leaving the party with a “heavy heart” but could no longer sit back and see the party run in such manner and form. She tendered her exit May 19, 2014 to CDC secretary general Nathaniel McGill in Monrovia.
In reaction to the Senator’s resignation, CDC chairman George Solo welcomed Madam Doe-Sheriff’s action. He noted that the party is grateful to her for the “betrayal on many different occasions.”
Solo maintained that CDC respects the Senator and her decision and expressed willingness to work with her, “even if she stays in Liberia as a politician or practices politics in a foreign land.”
CDC: “Madam Doe-Sheriff added value to the party when she was here and her departure tells the world that nothing is taken away from the party.
We are grateful to her for the decision and wish her well whether in a new political party or at the Senate and her private life. CDC is bigger than every one of us and a single individual cannot change the direction of the institution.
CDC remains focus on political activities in the country particularly those of the upcoming Special Senatorial Election and we can’t ignore that.”
Meanwhile, the party Thursday announced the constitution of the Primaries Steering Committee for the ensuing election.
The party named an eleven-man committee to vet candidates wanting to contest on the party’s ticket.
According to CDC, the Committee is headed by Chairman George Solo with other prominent partisans on board.
“All primaries are to be held from June 6 to 8 2014. The committee is mandated to begin the process of aspirants’ registration Friday, May 23, 2014 and end on Saturday, May 31, 2014. The executive committee is calling on all partisans of CDC, who intend to contest in these primaries to be cognizant of the registration period and pick up the aspirant application package to be aware of aspirant’s requirements,” CDC communicated yesterday.