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