The political leader of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), Mr. Alexander B. Cummings has said that as a Liberian and a leader, his heart is broken by the rising wave of gruesome murders and other acts of lawlessness overtaking the society.
Petrified by the waves of unresolved deaths, the ANC leader counseled all Liberians to be extra careful and to move about in pairs. “Look out for each other in the communities. Check on each other; make sure to lock your doors and windows at night”.
Mr. Cummings assertion was contained in his social media post, in reaction to the series of unsolved death cases involving some prominent citizens, the recent one being the murder of Rev. Dr. William Richard Tolbert III, former Peace Ambassador of Liberia and Senior Pastor of the Zion Praise Baptist Church in Bensonville, Montserrado County and the late John Tubman who was also killed in cold blood.
Dr. Tolbert was the youngest son of former President William Richard Tolbert, Jr. who was assassinated in a military coup on April 12, 1980.
“I have reflected on this a lot and there are no words to express the magnitude of these unfortunate events. First, I want to extend my deepest condolences to all the bereaved families. May God grant each family the strength they need to endure their losses”, Mr. Cummings said.
Sadly under this President, Mr. Cummings said, the Liberian Government continues to fail the nation. He added that the security situation in the country is worsening daily.
He stated further that communities are no longer exposed to danger, streets are unsafe, and even homes are vulnerable, and that one does not require any statistics to know Monrovia, the nation’s Capital, is overcome by fear and rising crimes. “And yet, we all remember the President’s famous response, which was to disdainfully tell poor Liberians to buy and install close circuit televisions (CCTV) in their homes”, He said.
“As families are grieving the many mysterious deaths, unsolved gruesome murders and reports of ritualistic killings that are laying siege to the society, an uncaring President Weah is vacationing at his Jamaica Resort every day, irresponsibly disconnected from the daily living and entrapping fears of Liberians. The President is offering no real solutions to the rising wave of crimes and murders, and some of the government’s explanations around the mysterious deaths and murders have left more questions than they have sought to answer”.
The ANC leader noted that protecting lives is the most basic duty of any responsible government wherein the Liberian President is the constitutional Head of State and Head of Government, and as such, this basic duty begins and ends with President George Weah who has dismally failed at it.
“We know that no government can prevent the commission of all crimes. But no government must be repeatedly unresponsive as this Liberian Government does to the rising wave of crimes overtaking the society.
Cummings furthered that no President ought to be vacationing while Liberians are being murdered, with some murdered in their homes, noting that noting that no President ought to be partying and making music while murderous crimes are sweeping communities leaving Liberians to live in terror and fear.
“Every Liberian life is precious. Therefore, I urge all Liberians to be extra careful. Move about in pairs. Look out for each other in the communities. Check on each other. Make sure to lock your doors and windows at night.
“Setup and enable community watch teams where it does not already exist and help each other when you sense someone is in distress. We can no longer depend on this failed government. Therefore, we must now depend on each other for mutual security”, Mr. Cummings concluded.