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CDC Must Remember Days In Opposition

It is becoming clear that the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) of President George Manneh Weah is not willing to listen to the cry of the Liberian people for the establishment of war and economic crimes court in the country.

People who committed heinous crimes in the country between 1979 to 2003 are less than the people who are victims of their carnage, but the CDC is planning to protect the warlords at the disadvantage of the victims who are crying every day.

Remember this CDC that is now a ruling political party heavily criticized the government of then President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for ignoring the implementation of the recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) which calls for the establishment of a war and economic crimes court to prosecute those who committed atrocities against the state and its people.

You (CDC) have always claimed to be in the interest of the Liberian people who are victims of the crimes committed by those warlords and their warring factions. This has always made the Liberian people to be by your side in the political struggle because they know you will make their dream comes true.

Any attempt to ignore the calls by the people, this CDC led government stands to go down in history as the worse the country has ever seen. This means you use the establishment of a war and economic court to politically exploit the Liberian people and after that, you dash their hope.

This has been the request of the people, dashing their hope will be the greatest disappointment, particularly the war victims as well as the entire nation and by extension, the international community regarding serving justice to both perpetrators and victims of the brutal and senseless Liberian civil war.

The current Chairman of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Mulbah Morlu was a staunch, loud and fearless advocate for the establishment of a War Crimes court in Liberia. He organized and executed countless rallies and matches to echo and accentuate his advocacy for a War Crimes court in Liberia—telling the Liberian media at the time that his advocacy was inspired by the innocent Liberian blood that was spilled by dreadful war mongers.

So, CDC is now saying it would do no good for Liberians when a war crimes court is established while the bulk of Liberians do not have jobs and access to basic services and amenities, what a betrayal.

About 250,000 people were reported killed and millions if not billions of dollars’ worth of state and private properties damaged thus shattering the country into ruins and rendering its surviving citizens wearied by the scars of the devastating bloodbath.

Please remember this and don’t dash the hope of the Liberian people that love this president so much.

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