Cummings Presidential Bid Support Swells, As Several Groups Vow To Campaign

Honorable Alexander B. Cummings
Presidential Candidate, Alternative National Congress of Liberia

What seems to be a giant leap support for the presidential bid of the political leader of the opposition Alternative National Congress, Alexander B. Cummings is growing by the day with the latest coming from two organizations based in the Peace Island Community.

The Kapawo Kapawo Movement of Peace Island in collaboration with the Student United for Change (SUC) recently pledged their support to the presidential bid to the ANC political leader after both groups agreeing to support his presidential bid for the October 10, 2017 general and presidential elections.

Both groups made their pledge during a well attended ceremony held in appreciation of registered voters on Sunday, March 26, 2017. The ANC political leader was welcomed by thousands of Peace Island youths, elders, chiefs and women.

Speaking during the program, the Chairman of the Peace Island Community, Paul Gbeaty pledged his community support to the Alternative National Congress (ANC) and its political leader, Mr. Alexander B. Cummings, and further said the Peace Island Community is in search of someone like Cummings who will come to redeem their community from underdevelopment.

The Peace Island Community leader speaking further accused the UP led Government of being insensitive of their plight, including the lack of electricity and safe drinking water, and the deplorable road condition among other things.

He also said the road entering the community is deplorable as a result it is causing serious economic hardship for citizens who reside in the community.

Mr. Gbeaty speaking further told the ANC political leader that due to the lack of these factors, residents of the Community will not vote for the ruling Unity Party come October 10, 2017 general and presidential elections, noting, “For this reason Alexander Cummings is in the better position, as compare to some presidential aspirants,” Mr. Gbeaty noted.

For their party, a representative of the disabled residents of the Community also vowed to support the presidential bid of Mr. Cummings, adding, “We have been abandoned by the ruling Unity Party, and therefore, we have resolved to give your our fullest support,” the disabled representative speaking further said.

Making remarks, the ANC political leader commended the people of Peace Island for receiving him in such a manner, and said the ANC is in the political battle to bring relief to the Liberian people, and stressed that the Liberian people deserves a better lives and, therefore, the pending election should be used to bring about the needed changes. He said with the support of everyone, the ANC will transform the country when it takes state power.

Mr. Cummings later presented US$1,000 to the Peace Island Community School as his contribution to the school, noting, “Liberian children deserved to go to good school schools”, and further promised to revisit the Peace Island.,

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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.