The political leader of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) and Liberia Peace Ambassador, Mr. George M. Weah, has called on Liberians to assist in ensuring that lasting peace and reconciliation work in the country.
Ambassador Weah said the peace Liberians enjoy today must be made practical by all and that it requires the effort of all Liberians to ensure that lasting peace and reconciliation be achieved in the country, saying, “As your Peace Ambassador I will need your full support to achieve that goal.”
The Liberia’s Peace Ambassador spoke last Friday when he went to the J. Darpoe Reeves Community in Gardnersville to attend the wake Keeping of Mrs. Florence Munah Reeves, the late wife of CDC Montserrado County Vice Chairman for Administration, Mr. Emmett K. Reeves Jr.
Ambassador Weah told the audience that although he went to sympathize with Mr. Emmett K. Reeves Jr., it is important that all Liberians to get their hands on board in the peace building and reconciliation process. “I am willing to entertain your views and the possibility exists that we may disagree to agree in a bid to ensure true peace and reconciliation in our beloved country,” he added.
The CDC political leader whose statement was interrupted by noise from the audience said, “It is good to listen when any of your leaders is speaking. This is what happened to the CDC in 2005 and 2011 when partisans could not listen to their leaders. Eventually we lost those elections. When your leader is speaking please listen because it is the only way we can move forward.”
Touching on his recent statement to CDC lawmakers for not supporting the party, Ambassador Weah said, “I know some of you are of the view that I was harsh on our lawmakers but the fact remains that they must be supportive of the political institution that was the vehicle for their elections to the legislature.”
Ambassador Weah who is now poised to contest the mid-term senatorial race for Montserrado County in 2014 maintained that the CDC might be forced to vote out of office those CDC lawmakers that are not supportive of their political base.
He said it is also good for one to extend their support to their people who especially the institution or the people who elected them to public office, saying, “Failure to do this is counter-productive to being re-elected to the National Legislature.”
Ambassador Weah praised CDC National Chairman, Mr. George Solo who was present at the Wake Keeping for being the first CDC Chairman who pushed the Political Party support bill which was recently passed by the National Legislature.
He sympathized with Mr. Reeves for the death of his wife and noted that he was in the area as leader of the CDC on behalf of the party to extend their sympathy to Mr. Emmet K. Reeves and family for the home going of Mrs. Florence Munah Reeves who was buried last Saturday following funeral rites at the New Georgia United Methodist Church in the New Georgia Estate.
Speaking earlier, CDC National Chairman George Solo who appeared calm told the audience that it was good for them to listen and be good partisans of the CDC with a focus on the 2017 elections.