The opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) last Saturday observed what it termed as “Blue Day” during which it launched its “Dollar-Rally” and inducted its officials into office. The Dollar- Rally” is intended to raise funds to build sub-offices in the 15 counties.
In a special message in the souvenir program, the political leader of the party, Senator George Weah recounted that the party has come “a long way since its founding in 2004, confronting many challenges but remaining strong and vibrant.“
He said, “Over the duration of our existence, we have worked hard to build a robust national political party to champion the rights and issues of the Liberian people. Today, we remain the biggest opposition political party, uncompromising in our fight for the mass of our repressed majority who long for liberation.”
The CDC political leader pointed out that the party’s struggle has been and will continue to be predicated on the value of inclusion and equity in the distribution of national wealth. “Our politics will continue to be pro-poor and we ask all to join us in this noble journey to bring freedom to our people,” Senator Weah stated.
He then used the occasion to thank the international community for the role they continue to play in developing the country and also recognized their role and support in bringing the Ebola crisis under control.
The CDC political leader assured international partners that the CDC will remain a partner in nation-building doing its very utmost to protect the peace and democracy.
He praised the party for electing new members of the National Executive Committee and charged them to prepare the CDC for victory in the ensuing by-election and yea for eventual victory in 2017.
Also in special remarks at the occasion, Senator Weah stressed the importance of peace and urged Liberians to promote peace to promote development and called for unity among Liberians despite their political differences.
Earlier, former Finance Minister, Wilson Tarpeh, called on the party to engage the national government constructively on national issues instead of deliberate condemnation of the government.
He urged the party to reconcile with its founding members to ensure that national reconciliation within the party and the nation at large is carried out nationwide.
Former interim President and Good Governance Chairman, Dr. Amos Sawyer performed the induction of the officials.
Those installed for the National Executive Committee were Nathaniel F. McGill, Chairman; Edward Worwoe, Vice Chairman/Political Affairs; C. Mike Doryen, Vice Chairman/ International; Cllr. SeymaCyreniusCephus-Vice Chairman/Legal & Governmental Affairs; Joseph Todd, Vice Chairman/Planning, Research & Strategy; Janga Augustus Kowo, Secretary General and August J. Flomo, Treasurer.
Those inducted for the National Youth Wing were Josephine Davies, Vice Chairman/Administration; JanjaBaikpeh, Vice Chairman/Operations; Emmanuel T. Swen, Vice Chairman/Political Affairs; Augustine Manoballah; Vice Chairman/Finance and Investment; Sattiah A. Sattiah, Vice Chairman/Legal and Governmental Affairs; Jairus Jackie Harris, Vice Chairman/International Affairs; Emmanuel Johnson, Deputy Secretary General/Administration; Mohammed M. Bamba, Jr., Deputy Secretary General/Records/Research;. Eddie S. Tarawali, Public Relations Officer and. Maminah Carr, Treasurer.
For the National Women Wing, the officials installed were Susannah E. Tay, Vice Chairman/Administration; Fatu K. Swaray, Vice Chairman/Operations; MamensieKaba, Vice Chairman/Political Affairs; Grace B. Yates, Vice Chairman/Finance and Investment. Tracy Kpehe, Vice Chairman/Gender; Josephine Gaye, Vice Chairman/Planning, Research & Strategy; Nester M. Urey, Vice Chairman/Legal and Governmental Affairs and Doris C. Dahe, Vice Chairman/International Affairs. Others were MarnakaSannoh, Secretary General; Evelyn Fussong, Deputy Secretary General/Administration; Rose Goll, Public Relations Officer and Comfort Lloyd, Chaplain.