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‘No Counter Protest’

-CDC Chairman Warns Partisans

By Jackson C. Clay, Jr.

The Chairman of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Mulbah Morlu has warned partisans of the party not to engage into counter protest on June 7.

Some group of Liberians under the banner ‘the Council of Patriots’ have set June 7 of this year to stage a peaceful protest under theme “Save the State.”

The group’s decision to stage this protest according them is triggered by the manner and form the state of affairs within the country is being conducted under the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) government headed by former football icon George Manneh Weah.

Addressing a news conference Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the CDC headquarters in Congo Town, outside Monrovia, Chairman Morlu said the CDC would not condone any of its partisans involving into counter protest comes June 7.

“It is the policy of the CDC not to engage in any counter protest. Absolutely no CDCians should be caught in any process of staging counter protest. Anybody caught doing so, is doing so without the authorization of the party and the party will not continue anyone doing that,” Morlu warned partisans of the CDC.

The ruling party Chairman indicated that the party through its leader, President George Manneh Weah is too busy building roads, revamping country’s educational and health sectors to be distracted in following those he termed as a handful of trouble makers.

Chairman Morlu cautioned CDCians not to be carried away by any anger or intolerance so as to form part of any mechanism that would lead them into counter protest.

Morlu described those behind the planned June 7 protest as coalition of plotters who aim is to undermine the stability of the state, adding that the group is headed by violently driven individuals calling themselves council of patriots.

He alleged the sole agenda of the June 7 protest by this group is only to create chaos and fears within the country and among the ordinary Liberian people.

“Their agenda is to create chaos and fears in the population,” Morlu said

At the same time, the CDC chairman has accused former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the former ruling Unity Party of being the sponsor of the planned June 7 protest in the country.

“I have a recording in my possession of one of their meetings where the Unity Party is saying that they are in charge. The Unity party is one of the planners of this protest and they should stop hiding,” Morlu alleged.

Meanwhile, the ruling CDC chairman said the government remains open to dialogue in maintaining the peace and stability of the country for the common good of all Liberians.

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