The CDC party leader spoke when he appeared on Capitol FM’s talk show, “the Capitol Breakfast Club” on February 1, 2016 to discuss a wide range of political issues as well as development within the Congress for Democratic Change. Chairman McGill said like any other political party going into a negotiation, the CDC would want its political leader, Senator George Weah to go as the presidential candidate at any negotiation table. Furthermore, he noted that one does not have to be a part of the party in order to join any coalition. He added that there are people wanting to collaborate with the party who are not members of any political group. He said criticisms against the party’s political leader are products of fear because Senator Weah is seen as a strong candidate to win at the 2017 polls. “We have 22 political parties and they are all afraid of George Weah. So we expect them to criticize him, as George Weah is the most popular,” he said. Chairman McGill furthered: “people are singing song with their candidates’ names, and they will always want for their candidate to be the president; why not CDC? We will make our argument that we want our Standard bearer to be the President not the Vice in any merger talks”. The Chairman said despite the fact his party did not win the last two elections, that does not mean the CDC can be rated off the 2017 election. He said this is the right time for the party to clinch power. He stated that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, before winning the presidency, contested several times and lost.