Boakai Criticism Dominates CDC Political Campaign In Western Liberia

FLASH BACK: CDC Presidential Candidate, George Manneh Weah addressing partisans

As political parties are vigorously campaigning throughout the country to impress electorates for their votes for the country’s presidency, some of the campaign speeches by opposition political leaders are pointing are the ruling Unity Party presidential candidate, Joseph Nyuma Boakai, blaming him for the failure of the UP led Government.

At one of its campaign rallies held in Tubmanburg, Boi County, western Liberia, the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) presidential candidate, Senator George Manneh Weah addressing partisans in the county took almost 20-minute of his speech to criticize Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai who is also a presidential candidate of the ruling Unity Party.

Senator Weah amidst applauds from pro-Cedecians at the rally, said the Vice President should not be elected because he did not help the President (Ellen Johnson Sirleaf) during their 12-year administration that led the country to a failed state.

He accused the UP presidential candidate of being the brain behind the closure of the multimillion dollars African Develop0ment Aid which was headed by Mr. Wendell Mcintosh, and also accused the Liberian Vice President of actively taken part in the Liberian civil war.

He told his supporters how the UP presidential candidate, help  an armed group, the Lofa Defense Force (LDF) during the Liberian civil war to kill the Liberian people, adding, “This man should not be voted for due to his track records in armed conflict of Liberia.

For his part, the National Chairman of the CDC, Nathaniel McGill who took the podium after his political leader stepped off ,  also threw lashes at the Liberian Vice President, calling on supporters of the CDC to reject the ticket of Joseph N. Boakai and his team during the elections, describing him as failure.

Also speaking at the program was the disgraced Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alex Tyler who is a lawmaker of the county, assured the CDC of victory in the county, and that UP led Government which he helped to nurtured from the beginning has no space in the county during the October 10, 2017 general and presidential elections.

However, the Unity Party is yet to address itself to the countless allegations made against its presidential candidate by the leadership of the CDC.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.