The National Elections Commission (NEC) has certificated another political party as the 2017 general and presidential elections draw closer, making the number of registered political parties to twenty four.
The NEC during the accredited of the Change for Democratic Action (CDA) of Ambassador Wendell McIntosh, the Chairman of the NEC called on political parties to be law abiding during the country’s electoral process, and urged the CDA to do just that.
Dr. McIntosh, the political leader of the CDA is expected to contest the Liberian presidency after his party, Change Democratic Action (CDA), got its final clearance to be a full-fledged political party in Liberia.
The official ceremony of the party established, by Ambassador McIntosh, whose relative Togar Gaywea McInthosh declared his presidential ambition but could not conquer Vice President Joseph Boakia in the Unity Party (UP) Convention, took place on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the headquarters of the National Elections Commission (NEC).
Astonishingly, the headquarters of the CDA are located in the slum of Slipway community, where thousands of impoverished Liberians took unto the streets to celebrate the man who built a fine party structure.
Upon arrival, Ambassador McIntosh stated the beginning of a better Liberia.
For him, not many Liberians took him to be serious but stressed that the country must rise above its current stage.
“A lot of people thought we were jokers but the decision by the NEC has given us strength to fight in redeeming our nation,” Ambassador McIntosh stressed.
Meanwhile, he did not forget to laud the Slipway Community, where his party (CDA) is located for the warm accorded it as a family to the party.
“A lot of people took us to as jokers and unserious people, but let me say how grateful I am for the realization of this milestone,” he stated.
For his part, the Acting CDA Chairman, Augustine Nimely, in joyous mood, lamented God that will use the CDA to change the nation and as well take the mantle of authority in Liberia.
He said change is on the way for Liberians that the citizens will all enjoy.
He urged eligible voters to blow the horn of the CDA in all that they will do in their campaign process.