By Festus Poquie
President George Weah and his ruling Coalition for Democratic Change are approaching the runoff election with a game plan that could secure them a needed victory to extend grip on state power.
Courting people considered political underdogs such as unsuccessful candidates in the 2023 race for the Senate and the House of Representatives and are top strategy been executed in the build up to the November 14 vote.
The party is also directly negotiating with women and youth groupings and female candidates to vote Weah.
First Lady Clar Marie Weah is leading the grass root community-based interaction, encouraging women and young female adult to back the second term bid of her husband who has been in office for nearly six years.
“Thank you for choosing him Weah in the first round,” she told hundreds of women and girls under the banner Muslim Women Alliance for Peace and Development in the Jacob Town neighborhood in Monrovia.
“Please go out on November 14 to vote for him again to allow him to complete the great work that he has started and more.
“President Weah has done a tremendous amount of work in the interest of all Liberians. He continues to develop our country and cares so much for all of you, especially your children, so he made it his priority to ensure their WASSCE fees are paid. He continues to improve our health care system so that all of us can be healthy.”
Before leaving Jacob Town on October 30, the women embraced the First Lady and committed themselves to ensure the reelection of the President.
Also on Wednesday 50 women candidates who participated in the October 10 elections pledge support for President Weah’ reelection.
“Our principles, goals, and values have guided us from the outset of our decision to run for office, and we remain steadfast in our commitment,” Snorte Wilson Sherman , the spokesperson of the group said.
“The message of female participation was central to what the female candidates conveyed to their constituents during their campaigns.
“We intend to carry the same message back to our people, emphasizing the significance of having a female in a position of high decision-making in our country.
“With only one presidential ticket providing a place for a woman at the decision-making table, these women are delighted to endorse the Weah and Jewel ticket.