UP, CDC Struggle To Prevail On Others For The Win, Liberians Murmur As To Who Becomes Liberia’s Next President

As both the ruling Unity Party of Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai and the country’s biggest opposition political party, the Coalition for Democratic Change of Senator George Manneh Weah up pursed for the pending November 7, 2017 runoff elections when each of the presidential candidates failed to capture 51% in the just ended election.

Already negotiations are said to be taken place between the contenders (UP and CDC) and some of the political parties that did not pass the Liberia electoral exam by dropping beyond the required points with the intent to win them over in order to increase their political point in the runoff.

According to unconfirmed report, political parties such as the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR) of Prince Y. Johnson, the All Liberian Party of Benoni Urey and the Alternative National Congress of Alexander B. Cummings are said to be chased by either of the runoff political parties.

Currently, the CDC presidential, George Weah has perhaps won the support of Prince Johnson as both men are in Nigeria to reportedly consult one of Nigeria’s spiritual leaders, TB Joshua which has clearly proven through social media showing both men (Johnson and Weah) attending the Sunday service with TB Joshua.

However, Liberians around the Country are murmuring as to who will be their next president after the November 7, 2017 runoff, as as both men are anxiously looking forward to succeed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf whose tenure expires in January 2018  .

Our Survey

Our weekend sampling of views gathered showed that many of the youthful population of the Country are opting for the election of the CDC presidential candidate, Senator George Weah, noting that it is about time that Liberians bring about change; meaning that change should be the CDC led government.

Others argued that the presidency is not a child’s play, notably saying, its require maturity in governance and how to lead Liberia to nobility amongst the comity of nations, that its citizens will be proud and boastful during the tenure of whoever succeed  President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first female president.

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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.