Top UP Executives Cross Over to CDC
Several top Opposition Politicians mainly from the Unity Party (UP) have crossed over to the governing Coalition for Democratic Change in an effort to the support the government’s pro-poor agenda.
Former Montserrado Representative Henry Fahnbulleh, former Sinoe County Assistant Superintendent for Development, Sneh Johnson; former student Activist, Socrate Nimely, George Sacquah among others were those joining the ruling establishment.
Speaking Wednesday at the CDC headquarters, the UP executives stated that they owe no one apology in joining the CDC. “We are independent people and as such we are not accountable to any anyone or institution.” They also vowed to support the Pro-Poor Agenda of the Weah administration.
Unlike members of the then opposition Congress for Democratic Change that experienced a twelve year in opposition; the unity party members are unable to stand the pinch of opposition life with less than eleven months, evidence of their flight to the CDC.
However, their action has sparked debate among political pundits in the country, with some describing them as ‘belly driven politicians’ while others viewed their actions as people who are unable to stand the heat in the opposition.
In separate remarks, the UP Executives noted that joining the CDC is a new day in the political history of Liberia.
According to them, they are reminded of some top officials of the CDC including Mayor Jefferson Koijee, Party Chairman Mulbah Morlu, and State’s affairs Minister Nathaniel Mcgill for their astute role played in making the CDC great.
Continuing they intoned “We have been wasting our time; we never knew that President Weah is such a great leader. We believe that his primary focus is to improve the livelihood of the poor people.”
They said “the Construction of feeder roads across the country, coupled with free tuition for students of the University of Liberia; they stand to reason that this President has a lot for the People of Liberia.”
They furthered that their decision to join the CDC is stemmed on the manner and form official of government are steering the affairs of the state.
Receiving the new members, party Chairman Mulbah Morlu said the former Unity Party officials’ decision to join the CDC is the wisest of all political actions.
According to him, the CDC will do all it can to protect its new partisans by fighting those wanting to go after them politically.
Morlu has meanwhile frowned on the Liberian media for its negative reportage on the Weah-Taylor administration.
He asserted that some elements within the media are deliberately painting negatives of the CDC government despite its gains.
“Even if you are not happy with this President; bury your feelings and report the truth”