Two Lawmakers Join ANC, Promise ‘Strategic Campaigns’ for Cummings’ Presidential Bid

By Leroy M. Sonpon, III

Sinoe County District # 2 Representative Jeremiah W.N. McCaulay has disappointingly quieted the National Democratic Coalition (NDC) and had joined the Alternative National Congress ahead of the upcoming October 10’s Presidential and Legislative Elections.

“I have formally the ANC in March, 2017 and joined the ANC of Alexander B. Cummings on whose ticket I would be contesting for re-election in the ensuring elections,” Rep. McCaulay told reporters.

The lawmaker, claimed he was “completely disappointed” with NDC for its de-certification and said he has decided to join ANC on several occasions, including the party been a grassroots political movement representing the silent majority of Liberians.
Rep. McCaulay said he is confident that he has already won the elections because of his many achievements including roads, administrative building, others.

Iin the 2011 Presidential and Legislative Elections emerged as winner amongst nine (9) contestants with 1,851 votes, which equivalents to 26.5%.

Also, Rep. Lester M. Paye of Bong County District # 4, has joined the ANC to seek reelection for his second term.

Rep. Paye was an independent lawmaker — he participated in the 2011 Presidential and Legislative Elections as an independent candidate.

Amongst 11 contestants in 2011, he surfaced as the frontrunner, with 2, 875 votes, representing 16.7%.

Rep. Paye told reporters that he joined the ANC because it has a demanding manifestos the standard bearer stand to be the best amongst the presidential aspirants.

“I am proud to join the ANC amongst 26 political parties because l believed in the party because it’s the best alternative and its standard bearer is free from corruption,” Rep. Paye said.

He added: “Mr. Cummings is free from corruption, is the best lesser evil and not one of the recycled politicians.”

Rep. Paye told reporters that he formally joined the ANC on the 1st of April 2017.

Both current representatives won on white ballot

The ANC was formally established on August 17, 2013 following its certification by the National Election Commission (NEC). Besides hundreds of members in the country, the ANC also has members and supporters in the United States and Europe.

Retired Coco cola Executive Mr. Alexander Cummings is the standard bearer and former Ambassador Jeremiah Solunteh is the vice standard bearer.

A strong partisan, Julia Sendolo of Nimba County said Mr. Cummings is best presidential candidate who have expressed interest in running for the Presidency and would be the best President for 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.