The ruling Coalition for Democratic Change has released its mode of operation as the party prepares to return to opposition life after six years in charge of state power.
Ousting Johnson Sirleaf Unity Party in 2017, the party that prides itself as grassroots movement is exiting the corridor of power for the return of the UP after losing the 2023 presidential election with the tiniest of margins in the West African nation’s political history.
CDC will support peace and development while advocating for the fundamental rights of the Liberian people and promoting unity for the stability of the nation-state, Mulbah Morlu, National Chairman of the outgoing governing party said in a statement shared with the Oracle News Daily Thursday.
Morlu congratulated incoming President Joseph Boakai and his deputy Jeremiah Koung on their electoral success.
He said the CDC will hold the Unity Party alliance accountable for its stewardship of the country in the six-year period end 2029.
“We wish to reassure the people of Liberia and our development partners that while assuming this new role as the major opposition party espousing the views and aspirations of the macrocosm of the country’s electoral and political demography, the mighty Coalition for Democratic Change will not be an obstructionist movement, but a nonviolent political construct that remains entwined to its cherished trademark of speaking truth to power,” he said.
“As a constructive opposition political party, while supporting Liberia’s peace & development under President-Elect Boakai, we will also remain objectively critical of government’s performance for the common good.
“The CDC will continue to advance and protect the collective interests of the Liberian people, strongly criticizing & seeking to correct wrongs when they do occur, and applauding government when good things are done.
“As we wish President-Elect Boakai all the best, we encourage his team to take genuine steps aimed at uniting a divided country, taking into account the objective concerns of nearly half of the country that expressed disapproval of the Unity Party’s vision for Liberia.
“To our 24th President, and Standard Bearer, H.E. George M. Weah, we say thank you for strengthening the foundations of peace, democracy and development.
“As already stated, we look forward to a just and equal society for all Liberians where fundamental rights and freedoms will be protected, regardless of politics, religion, sex, creed or ethnicity.”