The opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has set up National Primaries Steering Committee to supervise the conduct of the CDC 2014 Senatorial Elections Primaries throughout Liberia.
The CDC said as part of its responsibilities especially the National Executive Committee to always ensure the Party’s participation in all national elections; it has set up the committee.
Officials and members of the CDC 2014 Special Senatorial Elections National Primaries Steering Committee are Mr. George G. Solo, Chairman and Ex-officio-Member/all Regional Committees; Nathaniel R. Patray, III , Co-Chairman; Hamed S. Fofana Co-Chairman/Elections, Representative Thomas Fallah; Co-Chairman/Statistics and Ronald K. Mendscole, Sr.; Secretary.
Others named to the committee are Lakpor Boahndao; Finance Officer, Cllr. Charles Gibson; member, Andrew Ngolloe, Member; Moseray Momoh, Member; Wonnie Akoiwala, Member and Francis Nagbe, member.
The National Executive Committee also informed all partisans, well-wishers and sympathizers of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) that in keeping with the National Primaries Steering Committee’s mandate, all primaries are to be held from June 6-8 2014, under a democratic atmosphere.
The Committee according to the CDC is further mandated to begin the process of Aspirants registration on Friday, May 23, 2014 and end on Saturday May 31, 2014.
Finally, The CDC said as the National Primaries Steering Committee prepares for the conduct of these primaries, the National Executive Committee is calling on all partisans 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 requirement.
Meanwhile, the former chairman of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has resigned citing grave allegations for her departure.
‘You will agree with me, no doubt, that the purpose for which we founded this once noble party has lost. Our goal was to form an institution with the sole purpose to emancipate our people, the downtrodden included, from the dungeon of poverty to the celestial heights of a decent life through participatory democracy’ the former Chairman letter addressed to the Secretary general, Nathaniel McGill stated.
The party has been going through serious controversy lately with statements coming from the current Chairman that the sole intent for which the party was created is to make Amb. George Weah President.
This, others including a script from the Senator differed with ‘ Mr. Secretary General, as it is, we will never achieve this initial goal with the imperialistic tenets currently entrenched in the party.’
She told the news conference that the action of Chairman Solo, her former party is a total disservice to the aims and objectives for which the party was established.
Senator Doe said in the press conference that she had made frantic efforts to reconcile the party to the extend getting bodily wounded to no avail.
‘We have made several attempts to change this course internally, but all of our efforts proved futile as I even suffered physical harm as a result of my stance in reconciling the country while serving as chairman of the party,’ she noted.
Her resignation Thursday creates a major concern in the party as another senator, Joyce Musu Freeman Sumo, who was present during the press conference revealed she will also resign shortly but has currently written the National Election Commission that she will contest as Independent candidate in the 2014 senatorial election. Below is Senator Doe’s letter to the party:
MADAM GERALDINE DOE SHERIFF
Mr. Nathaniel McGill
Congress for Democratic Change
Tubman Blvd, Congo
May 19, 2014
Dear Mr. McGill:
REF: RESIGNATION FROM THE CONGRESS FOR DEMOCRATICT CHANGE (CDC)
I present to you and members of your Executive Committee my sincere compliments and with a very heavy heart tender my resignation as member of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC).
You will agree with me, no doubt, that the purpose for which we founded this once noble party has lost. Our goal was to form an institution with the sole purpose to emancipate our people, the downtrodden included, from the dungeon of poverty to the celestial heights of a decent life through participatory democracy.
Mr. Secretary General, as it is, we will never achieve this initial goal with the imperialistic tenets currently entrenched in the party.
We have made several attempts to change this course internally, but all of our efforts proved futile as I even suffered physical harm as a result of my stance in reconciling the country while serving as chairman of the party.
Nevertheless, I thank you all so kindly, especially the ordinary Cdcians for the opportunity to have served as chairman and the many moments shared together in the party.
I will miss all of those precious times but what is most important, is our country Liberia.
On this note, I humbly beg to part ways in peace and wish the party well in all that you endeavor for the future.
May God bless you all.
Senator Geraldine Doe Sheriff
Chairman Emeritus & Founding Member
Congress for Democratic Change