Cummings Wants All Accused Prosecuted in US$25M, L$16B Saga

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Mr. Cummings marches with supporters prior to making the statement.

Alexander B. Cunnings, political leader of the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC), over the weekend, called on Liberians to demand equal prosecution for those who were captured in the Presidential Investigative (PIT) report.

Mr. Cummings made the statement when scores of his supporters gathered for a reconciliation meeting at the William Gabriel Kpoleh High school in Gardnersville District #13, Montserrado county.

He said the PIT report requested for a full investigation of the US$25 million, which the CDC-led government claimed was used for a mop-up exercise to redeem the “suffering economy.”

According to Cummings, the PIT report about the mystery surrounding the controversial US$25 million and the L$16 billion does not call for selective justice for past and current government officials, but rather, to apply the equal weight of the law for the benefit of every single Liberian.

“We need to demand an explanation of what happened to our money,” Cummings told the gathering, “and also demand that government does not carry out selective justice, but to prosecute all those named in the report. Let the people face the full weight of the law, but to prosecute only a handful of the accused and  leave out those all those linked, but who are connected to the powers that be, is grossly wrong. That is the ‘pick and choose’ theory of justice.”

Mr. Cummings said the money that President George Weah and other public officials are using to building private homes are not their personal money but rather money that is intended to lift  Liberians out of poverty and boost infrastructural development. “Therefore, I want us to work together and hold this government accountable, because a government that is not looking after its citizens is doomed to failure. While Liberians are suffering, prices of essential commodities have skyrocketed to the extent that unemployment is increasing, while government officials are packing their pockets with our money,” he said.

Mr. Cummings added, “we will not let them off the hook but will question the officials as to how they got their money, and how they are constantly breaking the Constitution that governs the nation.”

He said the constant violation of the Constitution of Liberia by the CDC-led government raises eyebrows both local and internationally and also scares investors away from the country.

Every Liberian, Cummings said, deserves better health care, education, road networks, better infrastructure and decent living conditions; “under this regime, it is to the contrary.”

He used the  occasion to announce the party’s up-coming convention to be held in Ganta, Nimba County, from May 3-4, 2019.

Meanwhile, Mr. Cummings has promised to work with the leadership of the opposition Liberty Party, Unity Party and the All Liberian Party on issues that affect the growth and development of the country.

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  • Hannah N. Geterminah is a 2016 graduate of the Peter Quaqua School of Journalism with diploma and series of certificates in journalism from other institutions. She has lots of knowledge/ experience in human interest, political, Health, women and children stories. Hannah has worked with the Daily Observers Newspaper and the Liberian media for the past years and has broken many stories. Contact reporter; [email protected] WhatsApp;0770214920

3 COMMENTS

  1. This country has long time become an elephant meet. The CDC led government has make our country a land where no investor want to see Liberia at a place for business due to its continued habitats to break the law of the land. This the result people not been decisive. Popular government, suffering economy.

  2. Three cheers to ABC for boldly taking the bull by the horns here. Hopefully, leaders and members of the three other “Collaborating Parties”, and of religious, labor, youth, business, and civil society organizations of all stripes will rise up soon in support of the ANC leader’s demand for accountability and justice… Even if the International Community could apply serious pressure on the Weah government to do the right thing, they evidently will not lift a finger to save us while we sit on our hands with minds, eyes and mouths closed.

  3. I was just in Liberia week ago, country is a mess. Corrupt at all levels. From government officials to coldweter boy or girl in the streets.

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