Cummings Empathizes With Cllr. Scott, Family -Says Attacks Targeting Opposition

MONROVIA – In the wake of the reported attack by some unknown assailants who invaded the residence of the former Chief Justice Cllr. Gloria Musu-Scott in the evening of Wednesday, February 22, 2023 and stabbed to death a daughter of the  renowned former jurist as well as injuring others in the process, the Standard Bearer of the Collaborating Political Parties(CPP), Alexander B. Cummings has expressed words of empathy for the incident and “strongly condemn these wicked attacks which have reportedly resulted into the death of Justice Scott’s daughter, injury to others, and trauma on the entire family”.

In a post on his official Facebook page while also extending heartfelt condolences to and prayers for Cllr. Scott and her family, Cummings noted that the attack was in a wave of reported attacks on the former Chief Justice’s home and family and all previous attempts were publicly reported.

“We are therefore forced to conclude that these violent attacks are targeted if not orchestrated to intimidate and frighten the Liberian people, especially members of the opposition community. With this violent attack on the former Chief Justice, as well as other mysterious deaths and unsolved murders, our confidence in the ability of the government to investigate, protect and or stop these violent attacks on peaceful citizens, especially those viewed by the government to be opposed to their misrule of the country, continues to be lowered.

“The most basic duty of any responsible government is to protect all citizens, especially in the exercise of all of their fundamental rights. Repeatedly, we have urged the Weah administration to meet this basic duty of security for the Liberian people with increased diligence and seriousness. Yet the President has told Liberians, many of whom can barely afford to care for their families, to get CCTV cameras for their own safety. As a result, we continue to see an increase in crime, lawlessness and violence against peaceful citizens and their families”, Cummings said.

The businessman turned politician said lawlessness and violence are unacceptable threats to Liberia’s peace, security and democracy, maintaining that peace is not just the absence of gun sounds but ensuring a safe society for the people to live, grow and thrive.

“No one will be permitted to get away with undermining our nation’s peace, democracy and security. There will be consequences for these actions, and or inactions. If not now, certainly, in the very near future”, Cummings concluded.

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