Former Liberty Party Representative Candidate Endorses CDC’s George Weah

PALM BUSH, River Cess – With two days to the presidential runoff election, Liberty Party candidate Matthew Walley of River Cess’ second district has endorsed the presidential bid of Senator George Weah.

Walley said the decision to endorse Weah and the Coalition for Democratic Change was a result of a series of consultations he held with his family and supporters.

“After series of consultations with my family and the Friends of Walley, we had an in-house election to decide which of the two political parties in the runoff to endorse,” Walley said. “In that election, about 280 members of the group voted for the CDC while less than 20 persons voted for the [Unity Party].”

“There have been many calls and questions from everywhere since the October 10 elections,” Walley said. “You have been waiting to hear which party I’m giving my support in the runoff, and that party is the CDC.”

Walley noted that he delayed his endorsement because his political leader, Charles Brumskine, was pursuing a legal case to overturn the results of the October 10 elections.

“We all have been waiting for the Supreme Court’s rulings, as you know,” Walley said. “Now that the matter has reached a logical conclusion, I am pleased to announce to you, my supporters, that the Coalition for Democratic Change is that party I am supporting in the runoff.”

Matthew Walley has contested for representative seat of the district twice. This time, he lost to Byron Zannwea.

During his endorsement, Walley congratulated Zannwea and promised to work with him and any person who seeks to develop River Cess.

Adone Greeves, the press contact for CDC’s CDC Grand Bassa chapter, attended the ceremony and called Walley’s decision “right and timely.”

Featured photo by Eric Opa Doue

Eric Doue

Eric Opa Doue is a co-founder of Echo Radio Station, which does a series of programs in Bassa, Kru, and simple Liberian English. Under his leadership, Echo Radio was selected as one of the Moody Radio global partners for training opportunities in 2013 and 2014. Eric was one of a handful of reporters who received training from Internews in 2015 on humanitarian reporting during the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. He holds a diploma in Journalism, from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

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