Former Liberian Ambassador To U.S. Joins Opposition ANC

Ambassador Jeremiah Sulunteh

The Liberian Ambassador to the United States, Mexico and Canada Jeremiah C. Sulunteh has joined the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC) of presidential candidate Mr. Alexander B. Cummings.

A well organized program is expected to be held at the headquarters of the Party today, Thursday, March 16, 2017 where hundreds of partisans and supporters will be in full attendance during the official ceremony as the former Unity Partisan will official announce his membership to the ANC.

In his statement issued by Ambassador Sulunteh said, “I am deeply inspired by Mr. Cummings, his leadership, and dedication to the Liberian people. I am impressed by the level of unity that I have seen in the Alternative National Congress, and their ability to bring people from all walks of life, social and economic levels in society together. I am confident in my decision to become a partisan, knowing that the Alternative National Congress is the only party that is able and prepared to move the country forward in the right direction.”

Mr. Cummings, in a separate statement welcomed Ambassador Sulunteh,

“Ambassador Sulunteh has always been a champion of the Liberian people, and has selflessly dedicated many years of his life to public service. We are greatly humbled and honored to have someone of his esteem and conviction joins the Alternative National Congress. We welcome him and his many supporters who have also decided to join the ANC. I know that together we can put Liberia first and create the Liberia we deserve.”

Ms. Tuazama, Chairlady of the Friends of Sulunteh Montserrado County chapter and one of Ambassador Sulunteh’s many strong supporters who has vowed to follow Ambassador Sulunteh to the Alternative National Congress and now Mr. Cummings to the executive mansion says that,” Ambassador Sulunteh has always been a champion of the people of Bong and Montserrado, we know he has made the right choice and will continue to make us proud at the Alternative National Congress.”

Jeremiah C. Sulunteh is a prominent Liberian politician, administrator, and professor. His career in the areas of administration, teaching, and politics spans more than 30 years.

Ambassador Sulunteh rose through the ranks of Liberian public service, from a humble beginning as Senior Commercial Aide at the Bong County Agriculture Development Project in Bong County, Liberia in 1981 to being appointed as the Liberian ambassador to the United States, Mexico and Canada.

Ambassador Sulunteh has held several Cabinet positions including minister of transport and then minister of labor, transport and post and telecommunication. Following his first appointment as transport minister, Ambassador Sulunteh undertook a project to build an elementary and junior high school in his hometown of Gboimu to ensure that children would not have to walk, as he had done, three miles every morning to attend school in neighboring Gbondoi.

In addition, Ambassador Sulunteh taught economic development at the Graduate School of Cuttington University, his alma mater, and public finance administration at the nation’s oldest institution of higher learning, the University of Liberia. He is married to Mrs. Kabeh Sulunteh with whom he has three children.

The Alternative National Congress is the one of the country’s newest political parties in Liberia, having gained full-fledged party status in 2013. The party is dedicated to creating an inclusive government that works for the people of Liberia at all levels. The party’s political leader, Mr. Alexander B. Cummings, a former Coca-Cola executive and philanthropist has quickly become a forerunner since his entry into the 2017 race for presidency.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.