He said for too long the people of Liberia have suffered, therefore, there is growing need for all Liberians to hold together to unseat the present government through the ballot box.
The former presidential candidate in the 2011 elections made the comments when he disclosed to newsmen that plans are afoot by seven political parties to form a new coalition which will contest the impending 2017 National elections in October 2017.
He expressed confidence of becoming the standard bearer of the new coalition. The protestant prelate is calling on like-minded political parties to join the coalition in an effort to defeat the ruling Unity party which has governed the country for almost 12 years now.
The LTP political leader said he is prepared to travel around the country to seek the people’s mandate in the forthcoming 2017 elections, but stressed the need for coherence in the interest of the country.
Rev. Sandy did not disclose the number of political parties which constitute the new Coalition but according to him, they are all liked minded political parties drawn from all segments of political institutions recognized and accredited by the National Elections Commission.
He revealed that a mass meeting of all the seven political parties’ leaders will be held at one day assembly to discuss the objectives and aspirations of the new Coalition, which will take over the leadership of the country next year.
Rev. Sandy said this time he is very optimistic of winning the 2017 elections but admonished Liberians not to elect people on the basis of false impressions and tribal affiliations.
Mr. Nimely Yankoun of the LTP said they are working very assiduously to ensure that the coalition will not be infiltrated by some double agents from the ruling party as it has already been done to some political parties in the country.
Mr. Yankoun praised Rev. Sandi for his farsightedness to bring like minded political parties together to successfully combat the one party system which is still lingering in Liberia.