With the huge invalid votes reported during the October 10, 2023 Presidential and Legislative Elections, the Liberian People Democratic Party (LPDP), Montserrado County District 16 Youth League, has intensified its door-to-door civic voter’s education exercise.
The LPDP is one of the three primary constituent parties within the Coalition, which has been headed by President George Weah since 2017 to present.
During the October 10, 2023 Presidential and Legislative Elections, over 2,000 invalid votes were reported, as incumbent Representative Dixon Wlawlee Seboe of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change, was re-elected for his second constitutional term.
But to avoid the reoccurrence, the LPDP District 16 Chapter, led by its Chairperson, Robbin George, officially launched the civic voter’s education process across the district.
Remarking at the occasion Wednesday, November 1, 2023, George stressed that the group, though it is a segment of the CDC, but its activities to educate electorates will include all citizens, irrespective of their political affiliation.
“We want to ensure that the more than the 800,000 votes that we [the CDC] obtained during the first round of the election, will be doubled in the second round of the presidential election slated for November 14 this year,” he said.
According to him, all partisans of the ruling CDC remain very committed, uncompromised, forceful, and determined, to properly and conveniently execute this objective before the runoff election.
George believes that the civic and voter’s education exercise conducted by the National Elections Commission prior to the holding of the October 10 polls did not properly reach many of the ordinary citizens, and as such, many of them voted the way they understood the process.
He also indicated that this time, all hands are on deck, and the party’s Youth League is fully up to the task to fight and defeat this nightmare by transforming those invalid votes to valid votes, expressing optimism that those citizens will cast their ballot for President Weah.
At the same time, Robbin George said the incumbent leader deserves an additional six years of the Liberian presidency through the majority vote of the citizens across the country.
He named the pavement of many community and major roads, WASSCE fees payment, and the tuition free policy at the University of Liberia, and all public colleges across the country, as a few of hundreds of reasons for President Weah’s re-election.
George also urged all CDCians in the Borough of New Kru Town/District 16 not to be complacent as a result of the huge votes obtained by the Liberian leader in the first round.
He wants all members of the CDC to be more robust in their door-to-door engagement and peacefully convince others about the significance and impact of the president’s re-election.
George also called on all residents of the Borough of New Kru Town to cooperate with the exercise and maintain the country’s peace before, during, and after the runoff election, adding that the election comes and goes, but Liberia remains.