By: Varney Dukuly
MONROVIA: The Political leader of the opposition Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), Alexander Benedict Cummings (ABC), has reiterated his vision for Liberia, if he is elected President in the October 10 elections.
He told one of the national radio stations in the Kenyan Capital, Nairobi, that Liberia deserves better than what the West African country is currently experiencing, with George Weah serving as its President.
Cummings conversation with Kenya’s “Capital Fm” was focused on a wide-range of issues affecting the Liberian economy, the rule of law and how he intends to institute measures to address public-sector corruption.
The ANC standard bearer said, Liberia, in yesteryears, experienced what he calls political tradition wherein politicians have been “doing one thing over and over and yet, expect different results.”
But, this narrative of politics in Liberia, Cummings said, must change.
“I join politics to shift the thinking of political leadership by changing the dynamics and moving our country forward,” said the ANC’s strongman and former Coca-Cola International Business Tycoon.
The Liberian opposition leader noted that it is not about bemoaning the current Presidency, but one thing that stands tall, is the fact that Liberia has significantly deteriorated under Mr. Weah.
He told the Kenyan Media: “We are a small country with approximately five million people with so many resources, yet, we are among the poorest in the world.”
He added that the skills and reservoir of experiences from the corporate world in terms of how to engage people and making a group of people to work for success are essential to ascending Liberia to better heights.
Mr. Cummings, a corporate mogul, with scores of successes to his credit in the business community across the world has heaped above personal attacks, political immaturity months to the crucial 2023 presidential and legislative elections.
According him, it is high time the people of Liberia begin to think differently in ways that can move the country forward amid the challenges.
He said if elected President, he will run a more open and accountable government where the ordinary people can have an appreciation of how their taxes are spent.
“I am not going to politics to make money. If I am elected President, I am going to spend my money to help people. Whatever the pay is for the Presidency, I am going to give it for charity,” Cummings accentuated.