But as the 2017 presidential and legislative elections draw nearer, the political leader of the Movement of Progressive Change (MPC), Mr. Simeon Freeman, has shifted the debate when the Center for the Exchange of Intellectual Opinions (CEIO) hosted him on Tuesday, where the Capitol Times gathered his comments.
With the crux of the discourse centering on which party would form part of a formidable coalition, and who will take the mantle of such coalition standard bearership, the flag bearer of MPC welcomed the coalition of the opposition parties, terming it as a giant step for the opposition political parties in Liberia.
“No need for people to criticize this decision because it will reduce the overflow of political parties in the election and it is about time for other political parties to follow suit,” Freeman said.
While expressing the idea that is high time for other opposition parties to join the fight, it remained unclear whether his own part of the coalition.
The decision to bring about positive change in Liberia, Freeman said, should not be one that confuses the voters, but rather should afford them the opportunity to make sound decisions.
“To change the current situation in Liberia, the process does not only rest with the opposition but the people,” he noted.
In order to do that the MPC leader said voters must understand the reasons for a change and they must play a major role in the process.
“This election is not just about voting but the decision you make will change the status quo. Until citizens take the stand to back the opposition, the situation in Liberia will remain the same,” he admonished.
His statement was in response to the recent coalition of two political opposition parties (the National Patriotic Party and the Liberia People Democratic Party) forming an alliance with the main opposition party Congress for Democratic Change.