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Koijee Vows To Retain Weah

The former Chairperson of the National Youth League of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), Jefferson Tamba Koijee, has recommitted himself to delivering the people’s mandate in the 2023 Presidential and Legislative Elections.

Mr. Koijee, in a statement following his overwhelming election as the Secretary General of the CDC, emphasized that a “mandate where we will ensure to sustain the no tuition payment at public universities and maintain a digital learning facility. A mandate where we will continue to maintain the free WASSCE program, road construction, and peace and to do so we must give President Weah a resounding victory in 2023.”

It can be recalled that on Monday, November 21, 2022, the CDC held its 7th National Convention at its
Interestingly, President George Manneh Weah and Mulbah K. Morlu were re-elected as Standard Bearer and Chairman of the CDC overwhelming by the 370 delegates. Several others were elected to key positions within the CDC.

The Congress for Democratic Change is in collaboration with the former ruling National Patriotic Party(NPP) of Vice President, Madam Jewel- Howard Taylor and the Liberian People’s Democratic Party(LPDP) of former House Speaker Alex Tyler and in partnership with other political parties.

”I want to commend all young people in and out of the country who supported me when I was a youth chairman. Special recognition to those young people in the opposition who support my quest to unite the young people in 2017 under one umbrella as a political party youth league. As I have the opportunity to be elevated today as National Secretary General, I will appreciate you accord the next person who will be the Youth Chairman all the necessary support,” Mr. Koijee, who is also the head of the Monrovia City Corporation(MCC), pointed out in his statement.

”To our friends in the opposition, we want to extend our hands to you in encouraging a more constructive political environment for the betterment of our country. An environment that witnessed the mustering of courage on the part of all of you yesterday to celebrate Tim Weah’s goal at the ongoing World Cup. We hope you muster the same courage to celebrate Liberia passing the MCC’s scorecard which isn’t a personal achievement for the government alone but for the people of Liberia,” he stated in the statement.

Earlier in his statement, the CDC new SG asserted, ”Last night was one of the greatest watershed moments of my political sojourn, receiving an overwhelming mandate from all the fifteen counties and party delegates at the 7th National Congress of our party to steer the secretariat of the Mighty Congress for Democratic Change as their National Secretary General. Out of the 370 votes, my opponent got 91 votes, I got 276 votes and 3 votes were invalid.”

”I want to commend my opponent Prince Kreplah for congratulating me and he can be assured that I will count on him to move our party forward. Congratulations to President George Manneh Weah who got re-elected as Standard Bearer with all the 370 delegates voting him overwhelmingly. Congratulations to chairman Mulbah K. Morlu as well for his re-election and to all my colleagues who got elected with me last night. Please be reminded that we were elected to deliver the people’s mandate and we shouldn’t fall short of that. My heartfelt appreciation to all partisans from across the country for the free, fair and transparent election,” he added.

After serving as Chairperson of the Youth League for many years, Koijee has gotten a mammoth mandate, he said the overwhelming mandate of the people comes handy in ensuring that he works to ensure that President Weah gets another term as President at the ensuing 2023 polls.

Out of the 370 votes cast, the delegates at the party’s 7th Congress held on November 22, 2022 at the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) headquarters in Congo Town, Monrovia, 276 voted Koijee for the post.

According to him, that would underpin the sustainability of the many people centered initiatives including the tuition free scheme at all public universities and digital learning; WASSCE fees payment program; roads construction and other development programs continue the trajectory of progress the country is presently enjoying.

Others elected during the 7th Congress include: President George M. Weah, Standard Bearer; Mulbah K. Morlu, National Chairperson; Gablah Vincent Williams, Vice Chair for Administration; Whilemena Piso-Saydee Tarr, Vice Chair for Political Affairs; Samora P. Z. Wolokolie, Vice Chair for Finance & Investment; Thomas P. Fallah, Vice Chair for Operations; Janga Augustus Kowo, Vice Chair for Legal & Governmental Affairs; Lewis Wright, Vice Chair Planning & Programs; Johnson Gwaikolo, Vice Chair for International Affairs; Sidiki Fofana, Vice Chair for Gender Affairs; Musa Konneh, Vice Chair for Membership, Mobilization & Recruitment; Abu Bana Kamara, Vice Chair for Inter-Party Affairs; Horaitus Augustas Richards, Vice Chair for Human Resource Development; Jefferson T. Koijee, Secretary General; Ronald Kekula Mends-Cole, Deputy Secretary General for Administration; Andy Slober Chea, Deputy Secretary General for Press & Public Relations; Randall M. Dobayou II, Deputy Secretary General for Records & Research; John Youboty, Treasurer; Rev. Festus Logan, Chaplain General; Mamensi Kaba, Assistant Secretary for Press & Propaganda; and C. Mark Doryen, National Elder Council.

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