“Not Surprised Boakai Masterminded Lawsuit” -Says Cummings About Costa’s Revelation -Amidst Huge Turnout at SKD Candidates Nomination

MONROVIA: The opposition Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) standard bearer Alexander B. Cummings has said he not surprised over revelations made by talk-show host Henry Pedro Costa alleging that former Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai masterminded the lawsuit against him in the alleged CPP framework document alteration case. Cummings said that he is not surprised that the former vice president’s name will be mentioned in such a saga that had Ambassador Boakai testifying in court against him.

Addressing reporters Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville where he had gone to register as Presidential contender in the pending October 10 general election, Cummings, who was greeted by a massive turnout to the amazement of elections and security authorities at the SKD Sports Complex, said he knew that the failed lawsuit against him was sponsored by Amb. Boakai.

It can be recalled talk-show host Henry Costa on Monday made startling revelations detailing how the criminal lawsuit against Alexander Cummings was allegedly orchestrated by former Vice President Joseph Boakai to protect and secure his interest for the Presidency in the October 10 general elections.

“To some extent what Henry Costa said is true. It’s not surprising because we saw that long ago. It’s still very disappointing that these false allegations will come out or be made against me. Look, we will move on and we have moved on,” Mr. Cummings stated.

Costa added that the Unity Party standard bearer impressed upon ALP Political Leader Benoni Urey to single-handedly file the lawsuit against Cummings because as CPP Chairman and an elderly statesman, he could not be seen filing the suit.

Mr. Cummings stated that Liberians and the world know that the allegation brought against him was false. He stated that they wasted lot of time and resources in court to be exonerated because there was no evidence to have him prosecuted for a crime he didn’t commit, noting that everything is now in the past, and he is focused on convincing the Liberian people to elect him as president on October 10 this year.

“Right now, my focus is to make my case to the Liberian people to give them a chance to restore good governance, economic growth and provide jobs for Liberians,” he said.

Meanwhile, the CPP Standard Bearer has thanked the National Elections Commission (NEC) for the process and a job well done. Mr. Cummings used the occasion to express his excitement for the opportunity to serve the Liberian people as their leader, and disclosed that the CPP will use the campaign period starting early August to travel the length and breadth of the country to make the case for the people to give him the chance to serve them so he can restore good governance and economic growth to Liberia.

“I am so excited about the process and very optimistic about the outcome and I know we will do the work to make our case to our people to give us a chance,” Mr. Cummings said, adding that going forward, Liberians should expect a very vigorous campaign in all parts of the country.

When queried about the alleged irregularities during the just ended elections in Sierra Leone and how some politicians in Liberia have hailed the results, Mr. Cummings said, ” I like to be careful in my statement. There were lots of rumors that about improprieties about Sierra Leone but I don’t have the fact to that. Now to Liberia, what I do know, we have to be vigilant in this process. We have to hold the government to account to ensure that the results reflect the will of the people. CPP will be very vigorous and robust in the protection of their votes and we will not hesitate to make any alarm when there exist any irregularities and improprieties,’ he maintained.

Ahead of the October elections, the CPP Standard Bearer, optimistic of victory, has long constituted a think-tank of Liberians, who have  formulated a 100-day deliverables plan of action to be implemented by his administration, which include a U$20 million loan scheme for Liberian businesses to accelerate economic recovery and massive job creation.

Cummings said prioritizing economic recovery is critical to getting Liberians back to work, paying them decent wages, and supporting the development of a strong private sector with active Liberian participation and ownership.

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