The political leader of the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC), Alexander B. Cummings who is currently in Lofa County to observe the by-election on Friday received a rousing welcome followed by a massive supporters of the ANC trooping in the County.
According to a dispatch from the County, the parade publicly demonstrated the popularity of the ANC political leader and also his numerous philanthropic projects Mr. Cummings has done in the area over the year.
The parade which included people from all works of life; youth groups, the elderly and women groups was followed by a week-end long engagement in Foya which included a meeting with a farmer’s union, a mass citizens meeting, and an intellectual forum at Foya City hall, and at the same time Mr. Cummings is expected to hold engagements in the heavenly populated Voinjama City this week.
The ANC Presidential Candidate traveled to District #1 in Lofa just before the February 28th by-election which will fill the vacancy of Eugene Fallah Kpakar who died abroad following a protracted illness, as James T.O. Peters is being put forward by the ANC.
At a well attended citizens’ called meeting which was held at the City Hall in Foya, the citizens in their number complained how they felt largely ignored by the incumbent government, a situation the told the ANC political leader as very unbearable.
It can be noted that the ruling Unity Party Government’s infrastructural program has done more roads in Nimba and Bong Counties, than Lofa-where the current Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai who is also the lone presidential candidate hailed from.
Speaking to the citizens at the well attended program, the ANC political leader promised the people of Foya that his administration will be inclusive in all aspects, including transportation and infrastructure development, saying, “the people of Lofa can trust that I will continue to support them when I am elected as President, as I have done in the past as a private citizen.”
Mr. Cummings is credited with building the majority of hand pumps in Foya. The former Coca-Cola executive has personally supported projects in Lofa County for many years, well before the formation of the Cummings Africa Foundation, which he created in 2015 with his wife Teresa and children Ayo and Boikai. The foundation has invested nearly $1M USD into health, education, entrepreneurship, the arts, women and youth empowerment and infrastructure projects in Liberia.
Mr. Cummings announced his candidacy for the Presidency of Liberia early last year, and following his Alternative Day Rally, he has steadily climbed his way to a becoming a forerunner in the 2017 race for president. His supporters believe that his wide and varied private and philanthropic sector experience, his success in consistently delivering results by building strong teams and holding them accountable, and his unblemished record of integrity makes him the most prepared candidate for the office of President. Mr. Cummings is deeply committed to eradicating corruption in Liberia, building Liberia’s capacity, and ensuring the prosperous future of the people and nation of Liberia.