The Chairman of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change Mulbah Morlu has clarified the party’s stance against the recent July 26 violent protest between members of the Student Unification Party of the University of Liberia and a group under the banner of the “CDC Council of Patriots.”
According to Chairman Morlu, his clarification comes in the wake of media reports that he (Morlu) in a statement reacting to the standoff on behalf of the CDC blamed the opposition community for the fracas.
Chairman Morlu speaking via telephone on the Spoon FM/TV Morning Show (The Today Show) on Tuesday clarified that the CDC in its previous condemnation of the brawl did not blame the opposition community as being reported in the media, but instead called on the police to conduct a holistic investigation into the matter to bring the perpetrators to book.
He however admitted encouraging master-minders of the fracas to confront the CDC-led government more openly if they will, rather than hiding behind members of the student community to portray a false sense of governance dysfunction.
Chairman Morlu further reiterated the CDC’s condemnation in the strongest possible terms of the Independence Day scuffle instigated and committed by lawless elements.
He added that the use of violence as a medium through which political expressions are sought is reprehensible, unjustified, and runs contrary to the ideology and philosophy of the CDC.
Chairman Morlu meanwhile welcomed President Weah’s stance on the matter in a special statement aired on ELBC and other media platforms in the country on Monday.
Credit: Yekehzie Zwuogbae