Few weeks after President George Weah began nominations of individuals to serve in the Coalition for Democratic Change-led government, a group of Cedecians under the banner: ‘Cedecians United for the Protection of Democracy in Liberia’ has expressed disappointment over the manner in which President Weah is nominating people to positions of public trust.
Addressing journalists over the weekend in Monrovia, the Chief Spokesman of the group, Timothy Tweh, said they are seriously frustrated over what he claimed indicates that President Weah has been manipulated by former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf when it comes to appointing individuals to serve in the new government.
Mr. Tweh, a resident of Clara Town who was flanked by his Secretary General, Matthew Quaye from New Kru Town and a member, Thomas Nimely from West Point, told reporters that they worked very hard for the Coalition for Democratic Change during the campaign period to ensure the victory of Ambassador Weah during the 2017 elections.
Unfortunately, he claimed that President Weah is being seen as dancing to the drum of former President Sirleaf in appointing people, particularly former government officials who are the interests of the ex-President to positions of trust.
Mr. Tweh named Foreign Minister Gbehzongar Findley, Labor Minister-designate Moses Kollie; Varney Sirleaf, Internal Affairs Minister-designate, among others, as close confidants of Madam Sirleaf who are being nominated by President Weah while qualified members of the Coalition for Democratic Change are on a waiting list.
This claim suggests an early disgruntlement within certain segment of the support based of the CDC, even as the formation of the government has not reach its climaxed.