Senator George Weah Calls for Discipline In CDC

Senator George Weah
Senator George Weah

Montserrado County Senator and political leader of the opposition Congress of Democratic Change (CDC), Ambassador George Manneh Weah, has challenged CDC partisans to exhibit a high level of discipline,  maturity and responsibility as the party enters a new age in politics.

The onetime world best footballer, who launched his political bid a decade ago, said to be part of the greater future, the CDC must be a responsible political organization that Liberians would rely on to build their future.

The Montserrado County Senator proffered the challenge Wednesday when he officially launched the Fifth National Congress of the CDC in the Montserrado County capital Bensonville City.

He encouraged all members of the CDC who have defected to return to the party saying, “it is about time that all members reconcile their differences and join hands to build the party for 2017.”

The party, which followers are predominantly grass rooters and young people, is reputed for internal wrangling and constant bringing down of its officials, according to observers. “CDC can be a great party when the partisans listen to Weah and begin to put their house in order,” Kelvin Johnson noted on a local talk show in Monrovia. However, Emmanuel Baysawala, another caller said “CDC will never graduate from its troublesome and unruly state based on the kind of people in the party.”

Meanwhile, Ambassador Weah has paid tribute to members of the party who fell prey to the deadly Ebola virus, and pledged the party’s willingness to continue to collaborate with other relevant organizations to ensure that Liberia becomes an Ebola-free nation.

At the same time, Weah has expressed gratitude to residents of Montserrado County for electing him to the Senate and urged them to unite efforts in helping to move the county forward.

The CDC holds a national congress every two years to discuss rules and policies of the party and fill existing vacancies within the party’s leadership

 

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Author: D K Sengbeh

Danicius Kaihenneh Sengbeh (author of Sengbeh's Weblog) is a respected and renowned Liberian journalist, poet and writer with with journalism experience since 2001, of working both as a mainstream journalist and a communication/media consultant in Liberia. He is Secretary General of the Press Union of Liberia (elected Dec 2013). He was Assistant Secretary General of the Union Dec 2011 to Dec 2013. He is also Editor-In-Chief of The Informer Newspaper—one of Liberia’s credible dailies. Before joining the Informer, Danicius had served as reporter, chief reporter, sub-editor and News Editor at The Independent Newspaper between 2002 and 2006. Before then, he was reporter at the defunct Patriot Newspaper and Kiss FM 2001-2002. Danicius is a UN Media Fellow and Liberia’s first UN Medal Award-winning journalist for his contribution to journalism and for being the second Liberian journalist in 15 years to qualify for and successfully attended the United Nations’ Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalist Fellowship Program in New York and Geneva, Switzerland in 2012. He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Mass Communication and Sociology from the University of Liberia and a Diploma in Journalism from the International School of Journalism. He holds several awards and recognitions both in and outside of journalism, and carries dozens of certificates in journalism and communication from studies in Ghana, China, United States and Switzerland, among others. He volunteers as Chair of the Information and Communication Committee of his local Bardnersville community. He can be quickly reached via (+231) 886586531/777586531/777464018/ dakasen1978@yahoo.com

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