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‘Boakai Or Will Defeat Weah’

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  • CPP’s Alexander Cummings Reveals

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MONROVIA: As the October 2023 elections draw closer, opposition politicians are reportedly preparing to change the current leadership of the country while others who currently find themselves in the corridors of state power are fighting to maintain political power.

Despite the prolonged internal crisis triggered by political disenchantments within one of the Constituent parties of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) of incumbent President George Manneh Weah, the governing Coalition has consistently expressed its resolve to gain nothing less than a resounding victory at the October 10, 2023 polls.

The CDC contends that its recent Rallies held in several parts of the country in February which were attended by thousands of its supporters were classic signs of the unquenched love for, and explicit confidence in incumbent President Weah which may subsequently lead to his re-election to the Liberian Presidency for another constitutional six-year term.

Following the CDC Rallies, President Weah himself said: “They have shown through their huge assembly – and decision to re-nominate me-that they appreciate what we have been doing over the last few years. And for this, I am thankful!”

Nevertheless, a strong critic of the Weah-led administration in the opposition community who is also Standard Bearer of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), Mr. Alexander Benedict Cummings, has told Liberians in general not to panic, and assured that with, or without opposition unity, Mr. George Weah will be defeated and made one-term President of Liberia comes October 10.

Cummings said, when Mr. Weah was at his peak of popularity as world soccer best, backed by a then strong Coalition of three Political Parties, he obtained only 38 percent of votes. Now that Liberians are economically worst off than five years ago and they know he has a very bad leadership record, it’s a fallacy for anyone to believe that he can win first round victory as it is being predicted by CDCians or pro-government supporters.

According to a press release from the Cummings’ media team, the CPP Standard Bearer pointed out that it is a political gimmick with hidden agenda by the CDC to justify rigging the pending elections.

The CPP, in its release, vowed that any attempt to force Weah upon Liberians will be vehemently objected to by the Liberian opposition.

Cummings indicated that with two formidable opposition aspirants for the Presidency, either he (Cummings) or Ambassador Joseph Nyuma Boakai will defeat President Weah in a runoff election due to his (Weah’s) diminishing popularity and indefensible bad record of failed promises and policies in the five plus years of “misrule.”

The CPP Standard Bearer asserted that there are multiple ways the opposition can unite, including joining ranks to prevent Mr. Weah from stealing the elections and supporting the opposition candidate in the runoff against him.

Cummings made the assertions, during an interview with Red Power radio, during his tour of several communities in Monrovia and its suburbs on Tuesday, March 6, 2023.

According to him, the cardinal reason for establishing the CPP by the original four political parties was to foster opposition unity, but unfortunately, the All Liberian Party and the Unity Party broke away under false pretense with bogus criminal charges against him for alleged alterations of the CPP framework documents.

Cummings insists that after five months of court trial without any evidence of alterations of the CPP framework document by him, the bogus charges were dropped against him, leaving the CPP fractured.

However, the Cummings Media Team also stated that the CPP Political Leader has confirmed that serious discussions are ongoing amongst several other political party leaders wishing to join the CPP, while at the same time, it will accept readmission of the two breakaway parties on conditions that they will subscribe to the democratic principles and rules of choosing a Standard Bearer.

He said opposition unity cannot, and must not be achieved through coercion of one group to submit, outside the democratic process, or with the entitlement mentality of leadership.

The CPP Standard Bearer’s tour on Tuesday, March 6, took him to the Nelson Mandela Intellectual Center at Redhill, Virginia, and the Stockton Creek Intellectual Center, Caldwell Road where he interacted with young people, and was quizzed on the CPP programs and policies on economic recovery, job creation, economic empowerment of Liberian businesses, restoration of basic social services including electricity, pipe-borne water, improved health care service, and education as well as opposition strategies to defeat President Weah comes October 10.

Cummings, accompanied by CPP stalwarts, also visited the Duala Market areas on Bushrod Island, and several plank dealing localities, urging Liberians to register and vote in the pending Presidential and Legislative elections slated for October 10.

He also visited the Caldwell Road Wood Field, near the Stockton Creek Bridge, the KKK Wood Field, around the SKD Sports Complex area, the Independent United Brothers Wood Field, Duport Road, and the Zubah Town Plank Field.

Plank dealers are a chain network of workers including hundreds of pit-sawyers, forest workers and owners and constitute a sizable portion of Liberia’s voting population.

Cummings urged Liberians to “muster the courage, to register and vote out the inept, corrupt and incompetent,” leadership of President George Weah.

The CPP Standard Bearer contends that he is the best presidential aspirant with the requisite credentials to transform and grow the country’s economy, attract Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs), and accelerate private sector growth and development to create the much-needed jobs for Liberians.

He promised to make the difference in national leadership and will not engage in any acts of corruption or tolerate acts of corruption on the part of any public officials.

Cummings observed that Liberia is blessed with abundant natural resources that all Liberians can benefit from and enjoy their fair share, according to their capacity and hard work.

He made it clear that upon his election as President, within the first seven months, Liberians will begin to experience a new change in their living conditions and respective communities.

The visits are part of ongoing initiatives by the CPP Political Leader to mobilize Liberians to register in the upcoming Voters Registration exercise due to kick off March 20.

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