The Alternative National Congress (ANC) held a day long grand retreat at the Farmington Hotel at Robertsfield, Margibi County. Attending the occasion were the leadership of the party, campaign officials, legislative and presidential candidates. Mr. Alexander B. Cummings and Ambassador Jeremiah Sulunteh, Standard Bearer and Vice Standard Bearer of the party were joyful and received the delegates in high spirits.
According to Chairman Lafayette O. Gould, the purpose of the meeting was for the partisans to review and finalize discussions and preparations on the party’s plans and strategy for the pending General and Presidential Elections campaign. “The retreat is an opportunity for the party Stewarts, campaign team, and candidates to have a full appreciation of the party’s path to victory”, stated Chairman Gould.
There were shouts of joy and battle cries from the various groupings of the party: youth, women, auxiliaries, and representative candidates; and the conference hall was filled with jubilation from the 300 participants. “We are excited about the retreat because it is hugely increasing acquaintance building, consolidating relationships, and enhancing the team spirit for a one round victory”, joyously stated Atty. Yarfar Baikpeh, National Chairman, ANC 2017 Campaign Team.
Speaking on behalf of the representative candidates, candidate Traffina of Grand Bassa County thanked Mr. Cummings for his financial support and also thanked the partisans for the confidence reposed in them as their candidates for the respective Districts. “You can count on us for the numbers, we will be there campaigning for ourselves and for the presidential ticket; together, we will win the elections”, she concluded. Mr. Watson Yeanue, Chairman for Nimba County stated with confidence on behalf of the County Chairmen that the election is already won and inauguration is certain for January, 2018.
Addressing the delegates, Mr. Cummings responded to issues of logistics and sent the crowd wild with the announcement of vehicles, motorbikes and helicopter. He also continued with the following: “Liberia deserves better, real change is coming, and I am determined to be that change that the Liberian people can trust”. He called on the partisans not to remain complacent because they have the best candidates but encouraged them to go into the fields, communities, and every nuke and corner of the 15 counties to sell him to the voters. “From this day forward, I am going to be in the fields with you, reaching out to every Liberian and convincing them that I am the best candidate,” he added. We are going to win this election and as President, Liberians are going to benefit disproportionately from our country’s resources. He concluded.
Meanwhile, the ANC Party will be launching its campaign on August 5, 2017 in Harper, Maryland County the home of Mr. Cummings. Advance team is already in the county and has been working on mobilization and other arrangements. “Our campaign trail will start from Maryland and progressively move towards Monrovia and other parts of the country”, says Chairman Gould.