Winston Tubman Endorses Alexander B. Cummings, As ANC Political Leader Vows Victory Come 2017

Mr. Alexander Cummings welcoming Winston Tubman during the endorsement exercise

The headquarters of the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC) was on Thursday, August 31, 2017 a scene of jubilation when the former political leader of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), Winston Tubman endorsed the Standard Bearer of the Alternative National Congress, Alexander B. Cummings as his candidate in the 2017 general and presidential elections.

Tubman, the former presidential candidate who ran in 2011 and came second to President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, while at the head of the CDC ticket, alongside Sulunteh, overwhelmingly won Bong County during the 2005 elections.

L/R: Winston Tubman, Alexander Cummings and Jeremiah Sulunteh

Addressing a crowd of supporters at the Alternative National Congress HQ in Sinkor, Tubman explained his reasoning behind joining Cummings and thanked the Alternative National Congress for their warm welcome.

“I have no doubt in my mind that Mr. Alexander B. Cummings is the right person to pull Liberia out of the difficult situation she finds herself in. With his experience, integrity and vision, he is the only candidate who I can have the full confidence to support in this election. Mr. Cummings’ background is virtually spotless and has truly lived his life with integrity and honesty.

Mr. Cummings in a closed conversation with his running mate, Sulunteh

He has articulated clearly the issues and problems our nation is facing and the solutions we need to fix them. I am impressed by the enthusiasm he generates, particularly among young people. I am impressed by his leadership style, his ability to work with others, and his respect for everybody. His messages and ideals are resonating with people all over the country, and I am proud to become a member of the Cummings movement and endorse his presidency.

As a veteran of Liberian politics, I can wholeheartedly say that Mr. Cummings truly is the beginning of a new era. He is the change that the Liberian people have been hoping and praying for.”

Mr. Cummings, in-return thanked Winston for his support.

“I am honored and encouraged by your endorsement. This the kind of activity I want my administration to mirror. I want to be able to bring politicians together, where they can meet on ideas, principles, and on the common interest of the prosperity of our nation.”, said Cummings.

The ANC’s Vice Standard Bearer Ambassador Jeremiah C. Sulunteh welcomed Tubman to the party and lauded his decision,

“As someone who has known Tubman for many years, I know this is not a decision that he has made lightly. That he, like I, came to this choice after vigorous consultation and a survey of all those asking to lead, and found Mr. Cummings to be the most fit.”

Mr. Winston Tubman is a household name in Liberian politics and has a vast array knowledge of national and international issues.

“I have no doubt in my mind that Mr. Alexander B. Cummings is the right person to pull Liberia out of the difficult situation she finds herself in. With his experience, integrity and vision, he is the only candidate who I can have the full confidence to support in this election. Mr. Cummings’ background is virtually spotless and has truly lived his life with integrity and honesty.

He has articulated clearly the issues and problems our nation is facing and the solutions we need to fix them. I am impressed by the enthusiasm he generates, particularly among young people. I am impressed by his leadership style, his ability to work with others, and his respect for everybody. His messages and ideals are resonating with people all over the country, and I am proud to become a member of the Cummings movement and endorse his presidency.

As a veteran of Liberian politics, I can wholeheartedly say that Mr. Cummings truly is the beginning of a new era. He is the change that the Liberian people have been hoping and praying for.”

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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.