MONROVIA: The Standard Bearer of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), Mr. Alexander B. Cummings, says the October polls results being announced by the National Elections Commission “ridiculously defy common sense” and that every effort will be exhausted to investigate the matter and expose that belies it.
Mr. Cummings said, like many Liberians, including his party’s fiercest critics, “we too, are disbelieving of the results being announced”.
“When Liberians voted, they did so in believing their votes would be reflected in the results,” he said but added, “This is how democracy is supposed to properly function. The announced results ridiculously defy common sense.”
He said “this is sowing an unhealthy impression about our democracy.”
According to Mr. CPP Political Leader, there are countless Liberians who are feeling robbed of their right to freely and fairly express their will and choice for leadership.
He said the scheme to rob the Liberian voter of their right to choose their leaders may be sophisticated and difficult to trace and prove, but in the end, it undermines the country’s democracy and risks its security and stability.
“The evil geniuses involved, and their co-conspirators may believe they can demoralize our right to vote,” he continued. “They may be thinking they can crush our desire to be governed democratically and live in peace.
“They are wrong. They are underestimating the resolve of the Liberian people. Liberians are no fools. Our nation has paid dearly for our cherished democracy. Let there be no mistake: Liberians are determined to preserve our hard-won peace and democracy.”
He further stated: “I have heard from many of our partisans, well-wishers and supporters. I feel your disappointment. I share your pain. I understand your anger. But we must not lose hope – not in ourselves, and definitely not in our country. We must continue to remain peaceful and law-abiding. We will win in the end.”
He assured all of his supporters that the Party will continue to do everything within its power to investigate and bring to light what has happened.
“I promise you that no matter how long it takes, everyone involved will answer,” he noted. “There will be consequences for seeking to undermine Liberia’s young democracy and acting against the interests of the Liberian people.”
Mr. Cummings called on his partisans, sympathizers and supporters, to never give up on their country, Liberia, because of what “we have dared to do, because of the spark for real change which we have started together – business will never be “as usual” in Liberia. This country will be fixed, now or later!”
Liberians deserve better, he stressed, adding: “This is a fact that cannot be denied in any ridiculous election result. The Liberian people want change. I have seen it. I have heard it. I continue to feel it. And I believe it. One day soon, real change will come. It may be delayed, but our just cause for real change is not, and will not be lost.”
“As I have consistently said and advocated for, I strongly encourage and urge all Liberians to remain peaceful,” the CPP boss asserted. “I particularly call on our supporters, partisans, well-wishers and sympathizers to stand tall, and walk proudly. Let us all always put Liberia first.”
He thanked his supporters who voted on October 10, stating further that the high turnouts from all across the country, should remind everyone that Liberians cherish their hard-won democracy, and will do anything to preserve it.
He stated: “On behalf of my family, Cllr. Charlyne Brumskine and her family; on behalf of our entire CPP family, all of our down-ballot candidates, and the entire campaign team; from the bottom of my heart, I thank all of our partisans, well-wishers and supporters for their courage to boldly and proudly stand with us and support the patriotic cause to fix our country.
“As Cllr. Brumskine and I campaigned with you, we came to renew our own faith in a better future for Liberia. That renewal of faith has come not from any acceptance from the top of the political class, but from the hopefulness of the grassroots – market women, motorcyclist, healthcare workers, teachers, civil servants, farmers, street sellers, amongst many others.”
He said change will happen; real change will prevail.
“The fight for real change which we have begun cannot and will not be stopped! This is not because of me or Cllr. Brumskine. It is because of you, each and every one of our supporters, well-wishers, partisans and Liberians from ALL walks of Life,” Mr. Cummings said.
“This is why, despite the ridiculousness in results being announced, my faith in God and belief in our people remain strong and unwavering. Change – real change – is on Liberia’s doorsteps. A few may succeed to conspire against it happening now, but real change will ultimately and inevitably happen because Liberians desire, will work for, and deserve it.”