By: Henry N. Kolenky in Maryland
HARPER: As he and his delegation round up their tour of parts of Southeastern Liberia, and particularly his birthplace Gbeken in Maryland County, opposition Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) Standard Bearer Alexander B. Cummings says he is confident of winning President Weah in the southeast and ultimately the presidency.
“The enthusiasm, warmth, and size of the crowds during this visit are humbling, heartwarming, and overwhelming. As a result, I am confident we will win President Weah in the Southeast and ultimately the Presidency of Liberia,” Cummings enthused.
According to the official CPP press statement released on Wednesday June 14, 2023 encapsulating the events of the Team Cummings tour, Mr. Alexander B. Cummings and delegation commenced their political tour on Saturday June 10, 2023, following his arrival at the Pedebo Plolo Border, where determined and unwavering die-hard supporters gathered to welcome him.
The CPP standard bearer’s tour captured Maryland, River Gee, and Grand Kru Counties in the southeastern part of Liberia. During his deliberation in the Full Gospel Church in the Jacksonville Township, on the outstretch of Harper City, Mr. Cummings addressed the multitude on the alarming situation of the deplorable road condition in the southeastern region.
The CPP Standard Bearer used the occasion to describe the southeastern road condition as an embarrassing situation that hinders the travel of government and local leaders, forcing them to transit through neighboring Ivory Coast. The ANC leader highlighted the importance of improved infrastructure, stressing that no Liberian should have to rely on foreign territories to access their own country.
During the press conference Cummings expressed a high level of gratitude in the people of the Southeast region for the overwhelming reception. At the same time, Cummings reaffirmed his commitment in supporting the peace and development of Liberia through persistent advocacies. He disclosed that the intention of his visit is to let the people of the southeast know that he is offering himself to serve as leader of Liberia, and that he came to ask for their blessings and support.
He noted that he visited his hometown Gbeken and got the blessings and support of his people like other people did. He said the visit was very interactive and successful, and he is of the conviction of winning the presidential elections.
Cummings’ Tour Highlights
The tour culminated in Harper, the capital city of Maryland, on Wednesday, June 14th, where Cummings visited the J.J. Dossen Hospital, reaffirming his commitment to supporting the healthcare sector, and subsequently engaging in fruitful meetings with various groups of supporters at his party’s headquarters.
Reflecting on the overwhelming response and immense support he witnessed throughout the tour, Cummings expressed his confidence in winning President Weah in the Southeast and ultimately securing the presidency of Liberia. He stated, “The enthusiasm, warmth, and size of the crowds during this visit are humbling, heartwarming, and overwhelming. As a result, I am confident we will win President Weah in the Southeast and ultimately the Presidency of Liberia.”
“With unwavering determination and a strong vision for ‘real change,’ Alexander B. Cummings continues to forge ahead, engaging with communities, and rallying support from Liberians across the nation,” the press release disclosed.
The press release also described Cummings as a renowned political figure and advocate for change, following his just ended momentous political engagement in southeastern Liberia. The tour was also described as a significant milestone in Cummings’ campaign for the upcoming October elections.
On Sunday June 11, 2023, Cummings visited the Harper ghetto, where he shared words of encouragement and cautioned the disadvantaged young people to support the CPP come October general and presidential elections.
Earlier, Cummings and delegation had toured River Gee County, where he was met with overwhelming enthusiasm from the rural women who danced and celebrated with joy. Joining them, he walked to a palaver hut for a warm welcome ceremony, where music filled the air and shouts of support reverberated. In his introduction, the Master of Ceremony described Cummings as a son, a brother, and the fixer of Liberia, eliciting resounding cheers from the crowd.
Throughout the day, Cummings engaged with communities across River Gee County, including the capital, Fish Town, where similar encounters took place. The visit concluded at Gbebo Karweahken with an evening filled with dancing and singing, cementing the spirit of unity and hope.
Continuing his journey, Cummings received a rousing welcome in Behwan, the entrance town of Grand Kru County, before proceeding to the capital city of Barclayville. Addressing his supporters in the late afternoon, he pledged to return for a more extended visit on his next trip to the Southeast.
Cummings expressed confidence of winning the pending October elections as a result of the level of work he has done and the warm welcome he received from the three counties he visited.