MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), has designated seven regions in preparation of the much anticipated February 4 One-Million-Man March Rally.
The regions are Lofa, Bong, Nimba, Grand Gedeh, Grand Bassa, Grand Cape Mount and Montserrado Counties.
CDC Secretary General, Jefferson Koijee, made the disclosure on Thursday, February 2, 2023, during a major press conference at the Party’s Headquarters in Congo Town.
Mr. Koijee said simultaneous celebrations will be across the counties to afford citizens the opportunity to be part of Saturday’s historic event.
He encouraged partisans to come out in their numbers and support the dreams and aspirations of the CDC.
Mr. Koijee, however, cautioned supporters to exercise a high level of discipline and maturity on the day.
At the same time, thousands of citizens from Southeastern Liberia are expected to converge in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County this weekend.
The Saturday, February 4, 2023, program is part of the planned One-Million-Man March organized by the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) to petition President George Weah for a second term.
While the main rally is taking place in Monrovia, the Zwedru petitioning program will bring together partisans and supporters of the Liberian Leader from Maryland, Grand Kru, Rivergee, Sinoe and host Grand Gedeh Counties.
Citizens in Southeastern Liberia want President Weah given a second mandate to allow time for the completion of the region’s road corridor.
The events will begin with a prayer service, followed by a parade through the principal streets of Zwedru, before ending with a dinner at the party headquarters near the Telecom Community.
Meanwhile, momentum is building in Monrovia ahead of the one million citizen rally in support of President Weah’s reelection bid.
Organizers of the program want Liberians pull in their numbers as a demonstration of their resounding support to President Weah.
At the weekend’s ceremony, the CDC is expected to present Ambassador Weah as their candidate, ahead of the ruling Coalition nomination exercise.
The CDC has already nominated President George to run for a second term, however, the nomination must meet the acquiescence of the other two political members of the Coalition, the National Patriotic Party and the Liberia People Democratic Party.
Organizers on the One-Million citizen rally believe Liberia has come too far under President George Weah, promoting the need for continuity.
By: Joseph KOON/Francis Pelenah