Cummings Support Swells, As Movement Mobilize Voters

Marching into a roaring chorus of “Talk and Do”, “Talk and Do”, Mr. Alexander B. Cummings was greeted by a slew of new supporters and first time voters at the Alternative National Congress national party headquarters in Monrovia on Tuesday.

The massive acquaintance program was organized by The Cummings Movement for Change and Development Chairlady, Amah Giddings. The Cummings Movement for Change and Development, a national auxiliary group and grassroots organization, dedicated to mobilizing induvials from all backgrounds across the country, brought together first time and undecided voters to the ANC and Mr. Cummings.

Their efforts across the country, as described by Chairlady Giddings, includes door to door party recruitment and continuing coalition building with other youth groups supporting Mr. Cummings.

During the event Mr. Cummings discussed his vision for Liberia’s future. In a Q & A segment following Mr. Cummings initial remarks to the crowd, he explained how he would fight corruption and his dedication to it.

“I will personally allocate my salary to fighting corruption, through a special anti-corruption court. We will prosecute offenders, jail when they are found guilty and seize their assets and properties.”

The program was officiated by ANC Deputy Press Secretary Johnathan Dolakeh. Within his remarks, Mr. Dolakeh described the many humanitarian projects Mr. Cummings had undergone, and his dedication to the young people of Liberia and their education.

This is illustrated by numerous scholarships provided by Cummings to students in Liberia, the gifting of a 350 KVA Generator to the Administration of the Booker Washington Institute, (BWI) for the provision of electricity, and the creation of the Alex Cummings Model School of Science and Technology, the first of its kind in Monrovia among his many other humanitarian projects. He also discussed how Cummings and the many youths in attendance were similar.

“For many of you, this may be your first time making this decision for yourself. This is your first time engaging in politics. This is Mr. Cummings first time as well, but together, this movement can challenge the status quo and change Liberia.”, said the ANC Deputy Press Secretary.

Mr. Cummings was recently made Standard Bearer of the ANC, following a county-by-county national

A politician, business man, and philanthropist, Alexander B. Cummings, served most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Coca-Cola’s African operations before announcing his run for president of the Republic of Liberia in 2015.

He was educated at Cuttington University College in Liberia before furthering his studies at the Northern Illinois University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics. He earned an MBA in Finance from Clark Atlanta University. Cummings hails an over 40-year career in international business.

During his tenure at Coca – Cola he created the Coca- Cola Africa Foundation, and subsequently founded his family’s Cummings Africa Foundation which has founded over $1 million U.S dollars in humanitarian projects in Liberia.

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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.