As campaign for Liberia’s October 10, 2017 general and presidential elections gaining momentum around the country, several individuals and groups have resolved to endorse people they believe can rule them after President Ellen Johnson Sirlef tenure ends.
The most recent endorsement comes from Madam Aisha Conneh, one of Liberia’s influential Islamic political activist, alone with dozens of Muslim women at a well-organized program held at the headquarter of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) endorsed the presidency of the ANC’s Alexander B. Cummings.
Madame Conneh, is a political household name known for leadership and strength among the Muslim community of Liberia, during the 2011 general and presidential elections which brought President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf second term played a pivotal role during that election .
Speaking during the program, Madam Conneh, the former wife of Sekou Damati Conneh, former leader of the defunct rebel group, the Liberia United for Reconstruction and Development (LURD) assured partisans of the ANC of her political might to publicly canvass for the presidential bid of the ANC political leader come October 10, 2017.
For her part, the wife of the ANC presidential candidate, Mrs. Teresa Cummings thanked Madam Conneh and her group for the endorsement, and noted that their quest for her husband to capture the Liberian presidency will be unblended, stressing, “Through your support, we shall win this election,” Mrs. Cummings told the gathering.
Mr. Cummings has a strong following of Liberian Muslims, due to his various support efforts, which most recently included donating US$3,000 to Bolongoidu Mosque to complete a bigger mosque in Bolongoidu, Quardu Gboni District in Lofa County.