President George M. Weah
LIBERIA – “Our own government has turned us into figures of mockery. CDCIANS are now seen as market dogs in many quarters. The majority of us cannot afford to feed ourselves nor shoulder the responsibility of our respective families lest to talk about paying party dues”, according to a statement issued in Monrovia recently by disgruntled ruling party members.
In a statement under the signature of their Chairman, Invester Kanneh, the aggrieved partisans and supporters of the CDC under the banner: National Disenchanted CDCians Movement claimed that promises made to them in 2017 are yet to be actualized by the government and Standard Bearer.
“We were promised a prosperous and united country in which state resources could be used for the good of both the rich and poor. We were promised a government that would fight corruption, a government that would do everything possible to make Liberians active participants and not spectators in the affairs of their country. Fellow LIBERIANS, we are constrained to at this point express disappointment in the CDC-led government. It is saddening to see ourselves being victims of our own revolution.”
They added that the government that they collectively struggled to elect has now allegedly been taken over by cronies and relatives syndrome similar to the very “cartel” that were previously in charge of the nation.
The aggrieved partisans and supporters added that they continue to witness “suppression, gossip charioting, marginalization, lack of nationalism and internal power struggle” since the inception of the Weah-led administration.
The disgruntled Cdcians emphasized that as the 2023 general and presidential elections draw nearer, disenchanted supporters and partisans, who have been abandoned and neglected, are being reached out to due for a re-nomination program being planned to petition the party’s Standard Bearer George Manneh Weah to seek a second term.
Thousands of aggrieved partisans and supporters of the governing Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) have threatened to ensure that their Standard Bearer President George Manneh Weah is not re-elected in the pending 2023 general and presidential elections for allegedly dashing their hopes and aspirations, failing to improve their living conditions and holistically combat against corruption in his government.
The CDC comprises the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), the Liberian People’s Democratic Party (LPDP), and the former ruling National Patriotic Party (NPP).
The group emphasized that their disappointment in the current administration comes following numerous failed engagements with party leaders to caution them to ensure that the government “we brought to power operates according to our promised to the Liberian people.”
Some time ago, the CDC, through its Chairman Mulbah Morlu launched a reconciliation drive to bring back disenchanted former executives, partisans, and others to the party.
The re-nomination program for President Weah has been scheduled for December 2022. However, the group is adamant that the ruling party pays attention to their plight.
“It is the right of President Weah to seek re-election. But we the leadership and members of the Disenchanted CDCians Movement, a group comprised of die-hard but betrayed CDCIANS with a membership of more than 75,000 active members do hereby denounce, reject and distance ourselves from the impending November and December 2022 WEAH 2023 Re-nomination program.”