Opposition Parties Can Not Win If…..

By Mark N. Mengonfia- mmenginfia@gmail.com

MONROVIA-A member of the Unity Party Curtis V. Dorley says what the current opposition bloc is engaged in, they are far from taking the biggest chair in Liberia.

The biggest chair as used is the presidency of the county.

Liberia is expected to go to the election next year, 2023 to elect members of the House of Representatives, Senate, and the Presidency.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with this paper, Tuesday, July 19, 2022, Mr. Dorley who is the current Youth Chair of the Unity Party said the way he sees the opposition community conducting themselves, if nothing is done to amalgamate their forces, President George M. Weah will defiantly retain his position as president of Liberia.

When he was asked about the sour relationship in the opposition bloc of Liberia ahead of 2023, the UP outgoing youth chairperson said, “I want to be frank with you, the opposition cannot win the current leadership of the country if we are in this disarray, if we are disorganized and if we are in confusion with ourselves.”

According to him, a house that is divided cannot stand adding, “It is just a message to all of us in the opposition that we cannot win President Weah when we are divided and having different blocs and sub groups.

He intoned that if they are to make history by ensuring that President Weah is a one term leader through a democratic process, they in the opposition community need to be united and form a formidable front as the election year draws nearer.

Liberians want to see serious-minded leadership and if the opposition is not ready they will not by any means come near the presidency.

According to him, the opposition bloc can make a comeback by putting aside their personal interest and focus on Liberia as a nation.

One of the things he said during the interview was rallying the opposition bloc to support former V.P Boakai for the presidency of the country.

According to him, Boakai is the best option that will reverse the backwardness and the hardship Liberians are going through.

“I served as a guest speaker at the graduation of a school and those women who sell on Gobachop [buy and sell] field were crying because I was telling them the reality,” Dorlay said.

Speaking about the upcoming national convention of the Unity Party, Dorlay said he will not re-contest the position of Youth Chairpersonship because he has passed the stage of being a youth.

According to him, he is having a consultation to be elected as the National Vice Chair for Governmental Affairs and International Relations for the Party.

“I am talking to delegates of the party, I am talking to members, Legislative members, and the standard bearer but I am sure of contesting the National Vice Chair for Governmental Affairs and International Relations

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