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Zero Tolerance For Corruption …Cummings Vows; Named ANC Standard Bearer

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GOMPA, NIMBA CO.: Members of the the Alternative National Congress (ANC), at a one-day National Convention of the party re-elected Mr. Alexander Cummings as its Standard Bearer, along with 14 senatorial and representative aspirants for the October 10, presidential and legislative elections.

The decision was reached at the ANC Fifth National Convention held in the historic city of Gompa, Nimba County, over the weekend.

The names of the aspirants are to be submitted to the National Elections Commission (NEC), while Mr. Cummings name is to be forwarded for endorsement by the Collaborating Political Parties at its first National Convention.

The Alternative National Congress (ANC), in a statement said, it is in collaboration with the Liberty Party, and scores of prominent Liberians and political auxiliaries who are committed to making Mr. George Weah, a one term President, come October 10, Presidential and legislative elections this year.

Mr. Cummings, in an acceptance statement, expressed gratitude for his re-election as Standard Bearer and vowed that he will uphold the trust and work assiduously to bring about real change in the socio-economic conditions of the suffering Liberian masses.

Cummings stressed his strong commitment to restore good governance and warned that he will have zero tolerance for corruption. He also confirmed that wasteful spending in public service will be a habit of the past.

He said there will be strict adherence to democratic norms and the merit system and will reject the age-old practices including receipt of “brown envelopes” (briberies) for lawmakers, which are deemed counterproductive to the principles of good governance.

He cautioned ANC partisans and supporters against acts of political banditry, lawlessness and assassinations of the characters of political opponents and adversaries and admonished them to act civil during the October 10 elections.

The ANC Standard Bearer expressed great optimism of a Cummings presidency and promised a government of inclusion of all Liberians, irrespective of political and religious affiliations, or ethnicity, and that access and rights to jobs and opportunities will be strictly based on the merit system and the law.

The ANC Fifth National Convention was attended by over 250 member delegates from the 15 political subdivisions of Liberia as well as delegates from the United States, Canada and other parts of the world, according to ANC statement.

Remarks were made by various auxiliaries including youth and women groups, legislators and prominent Liberian politicians as well as party stalwarts, reaffirming the moral integrity, qualifications and competence of Mr. Alexander B. Cummings to ably administer the affairs of Liberia, leading to economic prosperity if he is elected in the October polls.

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