-Changes Campaign Launch Date
By Jackson C. Clay, Jr.
It seems that the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has bowed to pressure evidenced by the change in its official campaign launch date from June 8 to the 22nd of June.
It can be recalled that the CDC previously announced this weekend, June 8 as its official campaign launch date for the impending by-elections in Montserrado county.
This day comes immediately after the much-publicized June 7 protest which is likely to continue the next day and the following days ahead.
Speaking during a news conference Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the party headquarters in Congo town outside Monrovia, the CDC chairman, Mulbah Morlu said this change in the party’s campaign launch from the 4th to the 22nd of June is as a result of what he considers as the consecutive political activities on the previously announced date.
Chairman Morlu stated that CDC as a party of peace, who according to him has been maintaining the peace since former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf regime, it is also their responsibility to continue on this path, especially so that they are now in charge, something which triggered their change in their campaign launch date.
“We can sacrifice anything for the sake of peace and that is what we were doing here for former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and as such; we will do it even more for ourselves,” Chairman Morlu said.
The CDC Chairman indicated that the decision to move the party campaign launch date from this weekend to June 22 is informed by what he called the resumption that a consecutive political activity on June 8 may contribute to a sustain disruption of business activities in central Monrovia.
However, he told supporters of the CDC that they will continue to lead to a successful launch of the party’s campaign in Montserrado county.
Morlu told partisans of the CDC to always remember where they come from and where they are currently, thus, the CDC government is doing tremendously well in the country within the road sector.
At the same time, Chairman Morlu has warned partisans and supporters of the CDC to avoid what he called provocation in the event it comes their way
“Throughout this campaign, the CDC requires of its partisans the highest demonstration of respect for the rule of law as always promoting peace and stability,” he noted.