By C. Winnie Saywah-Jimmy
The Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has named a 20-member national campaign steering committee ahead of the Special Senatorial Elections with Montserrado County District # 6 Representative, Thomas Fallah serving as campaign manager.
The Party has already said it remains resolute that its political leader George Weah will become victorious during the upcoming elections in Montserrado County and confirmed that he would appoint members of his campaign team soon, but it is observed that the majority of the CDC’s national campaign committee members are comprised of Representatives from Montserrado County and it is no secret that the other members named so far are also based Montserrado-based.
Meanwhile those named on the team are Montserrado County District # nine Representative Munah Pelham, Deputy Campaign Manager for Administration, MulbahMorlu, Operations, Montserrado County District # 16 Representative Edward Forh, Planning and Strategy, CereniusCephus, Legal Affairs and Montserrado County District # eight Representative Acarous Gray as Campaign Spokesperson.
More members of the national campaign team include District # 13 Representative Saah Joseph, National Campaign Coordinator, John Youboty, Ways, Means and Finance, Roland Mendscole, Secretary, SamoraWolokolie, Deputy Campaign Spokesperson, Festus Logan, Director Religious and Inter-denominational Affairs, Jefferson Koijee, Director National Youth Coordinating Section and FamattaRoesler, National Youth Coordinating Section.
Also serving as members to that national team are McDonald Wentoe, Isaac Tokpah and Galakpai Howard, Yeanea Brewer while Archievego Doe is Chairperson of the Strategic Committee on Media and the political leader George Weah and acting National Chairperson Nathaniel McGill will serve as ex-officials.
Addressing reporters at a press conference, Mr. McGill expressed regret and said the steering committee will eventually replicate into strategic county-based precincts.
He said the committee will also be occupied with tactical campaign planning, financing and implementation and use the pronouncement ceremony to officially commission the national campaign manager to begin his duty with immediate effect.
Representative Fallah, considering the task as tedious and a serious challenge said the task will be achieved and one reason is that the Party’s political leader is contesting for a seat and that puts him in the position to work even harder to ensure that he wins.
The National Campaign manager whose work began immediately said his team seeing that its front line general is in the race poses a challenge on all of the members because the race is competitive that 11 candidates will be contesting.
He said the CDC with 14 candidates contesting in almost every county, means that the team must work harder in the midst of the difficulties and challenges in terms of logistics and finances for a party that is at the disadvantage since it is not the ruling party but said he trusts CDC partisans resolve, resilience and belief in being committed to the cause.