About 250 citizens of Bong County residing in Monrovia have endorsed Mr. Alexander B. Cummings, the political leader of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), as the suitable candidate for president of Liberia.
The spokesperson of the group, under the banner of “Concerned Citizens from Bong County Resident in Monrovia” (CCBCRM), Stephen M. Nenepalay, said they reached the decision “after carefully scrutinizing the activities of various political parties.”
The formal endorsement program was held at the headquarters of the ANC in Sinkor Airfield.
He added: “Our decision to be members of the ANC and support Mr. Cummings is owing to the platform of the party, which does not discriminate.”
An elderly woman, who begged not to be named, also said: “The ANC has been supportive of the physically challenged and the Cummings Africa Foundation has been helping us, we who are the less fortunate Liberians.”
He has provided scholarships for Liberians at home and abroad, and is involved in healthcare and water projects, which have benefitted over 250,000 Liberians, she said.
The group comprised of residents of Kpelle Town, Bernard Farm, Peace Island, Congo Town, Rock Hill and Rehab Communities in Paynesville.
The Chairman of the ANC, Orishall Gould, thanked the group and said “the ANC welcomes every Liberian despite tribe or religion.
“Here at ANC, everybody is somebody and treated with respect. So, on behalf of the political leader, Alexander Cummings, we wholeheartedly welcome you.
“We encourage you to be disciples and bring your family and friends to join us to become victorious in 2017.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Cummings announced at a press conference that “safety measures concerning the usage of beaches and drinking alcoholic beverages which sometimes result to death during the November 29 holiday, it is customary for most of our youths to go to the beaches, and in so doing we want to advise them to be safe.”
The measures Cummings instituted include billboards that read “Don’t swim when the sea is rough”; “don’t drink alcohol before swimming”; “don’t swim when nobody is there to help you”; and “don’t eat before swimming.”
The ANC political leader has also announced that such messages will be posted at most of the beaches in Monrovia, as well as some lifeguards.