-Weah Looks Up To Montserrado District#13 Results, First Major Test
By Reuben Sei Waylaun
If President George Weah popularity will be tested since his ascendancy to the Liberian presidency, it will be in Montserrado County electoral district#13 where the governing Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) is fielding John J. Weah in the Representative by-elections in the district.
Although the CDC has produced Saah Joseph in the Montserrado County senatorial by-election and missed out on Bong County, but Saah Joseph was already a popular figure prior to the election after being elected on two occasions as Representative of that district.
However, the governing CDC popularity is on line in the Montserrado County electoral district #13 by-election where President Weah and staunch members of the party left their busy schedules to canvass for their lone candidate, John J. Weah to ensure victory for the ruling party.
Political pundits believe that the party is facing a stiff political resistance from two candidates in the district (Edward Papay Flomo, alias ‘Color Green’ independent candidate and Cornelia Kruah-Togba of the tripartite political parties, the Unity Party, Liberty Party and the Alternative National Congress. The party is also fielding Augustine S. Chea in Sinoe County by-election.
But being cognizant of the formidable forces from the two opposition candidates, President George Weah himself led an array of cdcians into the district on Saturday November 17, 2018 to rally citizens and cdcians in the district to maintain the moral of the party in Montserrado County.
Montserrado County remains the strong base of the governing CDC, a mantle the standard-bearer of the party, President George Weah doesn’t want to lose, saying “Montserrado county is our base and I said no one will take Montserrado county from us.”
“Opposition making mistakes and how can a country giant political party loose in this district. What we have not seen in twelve years is what we are getting today. Don’t be ashamed because you have put a government in power that will deliver for you people. I am here today because I care for all Liberians and this is my party and we must win this election.
“This is our time. In our time, no one wins anything. I said Saah Joseph would be the right candidate and you didn’t make me shame and I say thank you. You must be loyal to your party. Those who left the party must come together as family because family sticks together. We must practice party discipline and party loyalty to ensure victory. We can make you win if you are disciplined, we can make you win. Even if you’re disabled, we can fight to make you,” he said.
The CDC has obtained more seats and more votes in Montserrado County since its inception as a political party in the county.