MONROVIA – Ruling party’s former campaign spokesman, Cllr. Kanio Bai Gbala, has resorted to playing the blame game and crying baby over the defeat of President George Weah by former Vice President Joe Boakai, at the polls last year.
Gbala is pointing accusing fingers at some unidentified stalwarts of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), for being responsible for the presidential runoff election defeat suffered on 14th November 2023, by the retired footballer turned politician, Weah.
During the heated political activities including the campaign period last year, loquacious Gbala, was very loud in projecting Weah as the presumptive winner for the country’s 2023 presidential election.
He was one of the leading proponents of the failed campaign propaganda trumpeting a first-round victory for Weah, an outcome that never was, pushing the presidential contest into a runoff which eventually witnessed the CDC and its political leader being defeated.
Howbeit, a few days to transitioning from the CDC-led government to the incoming Unity Party administration, Gbala has turned on some officials of the CDC whose names he failed to disclose, blaming them for the fall of outgoing President Weah.
The unnamed stalwarts of the CDC, according to Gbala, robbed Weah of victory due to what he (Gbala) termed widespread complacency on their part.
He alleges that there existed what he called a prevailing sense of overconfidence among high-ranking officials during the campaign period when he served as spokesperson for the party’s campaign team.
Gbala charges the unidentified officials of the ruling party with erroneously believing that even before polling day, victory was already assured for Weah and the CDC.
Howbeit, many Liberians termed these utterances of Gbala, as a belated ranting that should have not been uttered in the first place, especially by someone in the position of the former campaign spokesman.
Many others believe that Gbala’s outburst against some stalwarts of the CDC whose names he did not release, is pointless at this time and that the issue addressed is already spilled milk. They believed, it would have been relevant, had the former spokesman of the CDC campaign raised these issues during the electoral process.