Saturday afternoon, the 21st of January, 2017 was the happiest day for partisans of the three collaborative political parties; the National Patriotic Party (NPP) of detained Liberian leader, Charles Ghanky Taylor, the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) of Senator George Manneh Weah and the Liberia People Democratic Party of former House Speaker Alex Tyler overwhelmed the Congo Town headquarters of CDC to endorse their presidential and vice candidates come 2017.
The aim of the coalition (The three political parties) under the banner Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) which came together early this year is to overwhelmingly dethrone the ruling Unity Party (UP) in the upcoming general and presidential elections schedule for October this year.
Hundreds of partisans of the coalition from around the country all in Black and blue t-shirts on Saturday afternoon trooped to the CDC headquarter while others who came from the city center carried on their heads two giant size caskets symbolizing the dethronement of the ruling Unity Party (UP) during the October 2017 elections.
Executives of the coalition who turned out at the rally were, the political leader of the LPDP Alex Tyler, Chief Cyril Allen an executive of the National Patriotic Party (NPP), the presidential candidate of the Liberia Destiny Party (LDP), Nathaniel Barnes, Dr. Toga Gayewea McIntosh among others.
Following series of battle cries, singing and chanting of pro CDC slogans for their political leader, an executive of the coalition Dr. Toga Gayewea McIntosh appeared on stage to cast a while ballot in favor of George Weah as the only candidate to represent the three political parties in the upcoming October elections as their presidential candidate.
Some ordinary Liberians who spoke to our reporter immediately after the rally condemned the partisans of the CDC, especially those who had on their heads two caskets, noting, “This situation on the party of the CDC’s partisans to carry caskets on their heads is wrong. What are they trying to depict, are they opting for the death of our President and Vice President as they roam Monrovia with caskets?” Catherine Walker who claimed to be a nonpartisan noted.