CDC’s Newly Elected Secretary General, Mr. Jefferson Tamba Koijee CDC’s Newly Elected Secretary General, Mr. Jefferson Tamba Koijee

‘We must give Pres. Weah a resounding Victory in 2023’ - CDC’s New SG Koijee speaks out After His Overwhelming Victory Featured

The former Chairman of the Revolutionary National Youth League of the Congress for Democratic Change(CDC), Jefferson Tamba Koijee, has once more recommitted himself to delivering the People’s Mandate in the much publicized Presidential and Legislative Elections in 2023.

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 Headquarters in Congo Town, outside Monrovia, which witnessed 370 delegates from across the fifteen counties unanimously voted the former Youth League Chair, Jefferson Tamba Koijee as the party's new Secretary General.

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.



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