CDC Launches ‘Two Million’ March Today, As Monrovia Seems Deserted, With Concentration On Party HQ

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

Hundreds of partisans of the opposition Coalition for Democratic Party (CDC) have vowed to knockdown the city of Monrovia and its environ in their bid to officially launch the start of the Party’s campaign in preparation for the presidency come October 10, 2017.

As early as 5am this morning, partisans of the CDC mostly young people took the streets of Monrovia in and its environs in their Party’s T-Shirts in readiness for the march today which they described as a ‘One Million March’.

Employees of several agencies including government institutions had to leave their respective homes work as early as 4:30am for the city center in order to get to work on time, and for fear of being caught in the traffic as a result of the CDC partisans’ match center

In preparation of any eventuality from any would be violators during the march, the Liberia National Police has deployed dozens of its officers in the streets of Monrovia and its environ to in order to abort any unforeseen incidence which will disrupt the peace and stability of the country.

GNN reporters around the city said dozens of the CDC partisans were seen in their numbers from around Monrovia marching through the streets of the city and its environs heading towards the headquarter of the Party in Congo Town, the outskirt of the city of Monrovia.

Executives of the Party including its political leader and presidential candidate, Senator George Manneh Weah and his ruling mate, ex-president Charles Taylor’s wife, Jewel Howard Taylor are expected to be at the headquarter of the Party later today for the official opening of the program today.

Already, some partisans of the CDC who spoke to the GNN expressed optimism of capturing the presidency come October 10, 2017 general and presidential elections, noting that no one will succeed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf but their standard bearer, George Weah.

Currently there are 22 political parties in the race including the ruling Unity Party (UP) that are opting for the presidency come October 10, 2017.

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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.