MONROVIA, Montserado – The Coalition for Democratic Change on Tuesday canceled a scheduled press conference after allowing attendees to wait for several hours.
Present in the crowd were local and international journalists, including election observers from the Carter Center, the European Union, ECOWAS, the African Union, and the National Democratic Institute.
Janga Kowo, CDC’s national campaign secretary, had posted on Monday, November 6 on social media that the coalition and its collaborating political parties would hold a press conference on the developing political issues at 4:00 p.m. at its headquarters. The press conference was expected to be a response to the Supreme Court ruling on Monday.
While attendees of the conference were still waiting for its start, Ansu Sonii, campaign spokesperson for CDC, arrived in the hall with other party officials to cancel the gathering.
Sonii said George Weah, the party’s standard bearer, had arrived in the country later than anticipated and had yet to be briefed on issues.
“For Weah to address a press conference on what is currently happening in Liberia, we that are present must first meet him,” he said.
Sonii noted that if Weah had arrived earlier, such discussions with him would have been held sooner to allow him to address the press conference,
“When discussions and consultations are concluded with Weah, the coalition will reschedule the press conference, at which time, things will be properly in place,” he said.
According to Sonii, George Weah, CDC standard bearer had traveled along with Nathaniel McGill to an undisclosed location and had been expected to return by mid-day, but that did not happen.
He said the current events in Liberia require critical thinking, adding that “every word used by the CDC should not be careless.”
“Everything the CDC says could either build or break the country and therefore the coalition must be meticulous in its language,” Sonii emphasized.
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