For CDC’s Defeats in recent elections, Koijee Blames “Mean” Government Officials

For CDC’s Defeats in recent elections, Koijee Blames “Mean” Government Officials Featured

With the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) losing in many recent key electoral battles to its main rival, the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) and independent candidates, a stalwart of the CDC, Jefferson Tamba Koijee, has said the party’s defeats are as a result of frustrations and protests by the people who feel abandoned by their government which they elected. 

Mr. Koijee, who is also the head of the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC), speaking on what he described as the “real hard facts” to the party’s defeats at the recent polls, averred that the reason is simply because some officials of the party appointed to governmental posts care less about the plights of the ordinary Liberians, especially members of the CDC.

Without calling names, Mr. Koijee further averred that these officials have inherently failed to reciprocate what was given them.

The CDC executive was speaking recently at the official launch of the party’s membership drive held at its headquarters in Congo Town, outside Monrovia.

“Those having jobs must know the plights of the ordinary people. Remember that you got job not because you are more educated or special than others. Some of our officials are too mean and that’s why the people keep venting their anger at the party,” he asserted.

“But again, I want to use this time to urge you, do not turn your disagreement on our party. No one should express anger because of no job or because of few persons’ attitudes. The party does not make anyone to be so mean. I, therefore, call on you to separate people's personal attitudes from the party. People must be able to reciprocate what has been given. But since that is not the case, the party is above all of us; let’s protect the image,” he, among other things, added.

The assertions by Mr. Koijee caused stirs among partisans and top executives with many claiming that the environment was not proper for such assertions.

“He could be right but again the forum is not appropriate for such debate. These kinds of assertions are meant for in-house discussion of the party and not in the presence of the press,” lamented one partisan.





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