ELECTIONS 2017: Alexander Cummings Favor By Most Electorates But, GNN Survey Reveals

Mr. Alexander Cummings, Presidential Candidate of the Alternative National Congress (ANC)

As presidential contestants brawl to convince electorates throughout the country for their possible election to lead the country for another term after the departure of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf early 2018, electorates themselves are said to be watching with eagle eyes as who to elect as their next president.

Over 20 presidential candidates are scuffling at all cost to occupy the presidential palace, the Executive Mansion; making promising to that they are the best to be elected for, but this time, according to GNN survey, most Liberians at not move rhetorically as was done in previous election years.

Several of the presidential candidates are of course doing their best to win over more supporters in their bid for the presidency, currently, the presidential candidates of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), the newest on the political bloc, Alexander Benedict Cummings is being talked about for a possible replacement of President Johnson Sirleaf, but regrettably said his late arrival on the Liberian political scene could hamper his chances.

Despite of the ANC political leader’s pitfall of his late arrival, many who spoke to the GNN have expressed explicit support to his presidential bid, noting that his track records over the years show that he is the kind man who should be voted for as compare to the other Liberian politicians who are in the race.

Even though, other presidential candidates are also said to be making impact in their bid for the nation’s highest seat, the presidency, according to our reporters, the name ‘Cummings’ seems to be overwhelming many of those who were interviewed in central and southeastern Liberia.

“The name Alexander Cummings on a daily basis is becoming to be the household name in this part of the country,” one of GNN reporters in southeastern Liberia speaking via mobile phone yesterday noted.

Other presidential candidates whose names are also popular in the areas covered by our correspondents include: Joseph N. Boakai of the ruling Unity Party (UP), George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Charles Brumskine of the Liberty Party (LP), MacDonald Wento of the United People’s Party (UPP), Joseph Mills Jones of the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE), Prince Y. Johnson of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR), and Oscar Cooper, an Independent candidate.

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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.