The Coalition for Democratic Change or CDC, has lost its vice chairman for recruitment and mobilization to the Alternative National Congress or ANC of presidential hopeful, Alexander Benedict Cummings, ahead of the 10 October Representative and Presidential elections.
The political tide appears to be gradually turning against the CDC, which is a three-party coalition headed by one time Presidential candidate, Senator George Manneh Weah, as rival parties continue to fish in its camp, notably beginning with Montserrado County Electoral District #2 aspirant Kanio BaiGbala, and Deputy Secretary General Menikpakei Domue, who both joined the Liberty Party of Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine, and now its vice chairman for recruitment and mobilization has made his way to the ANC.
Mr. Vincent Smith, who earlier headed the ‘masses for the reelection’ of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf before going to the CDC, announced his endorsement for the candidacy of ANC leader Alexander Cummings for the Liberian presidency, accompanied by 100 supporters.
The ANC headquarters in Sinkor, Monrovia was on Tuesday, 6 June flooded with partisans, supporters, sympathizers and friends, who had gathered to witness the CDC strongman declare support for Cummings.
Mr. Smith, who came to the Coalition through the Liberian People Democratic Party of indicted former Speaker Alex Tyler, says Cummings is the only blameless aspirant for the presidency.
He boasts of being one of the persons, who contributed to the reelection of President Johnson Sirleaf in 2011, saying Cummings stands tall among the rest of the presidential hopeful.
“Mr. Alexander Cummings is the blameless aspirant among the rest, some of those that are seeking the presidency are tainted, and the only person that meets our taste for the presidency for now is Cummings. We’re here to help ANC win these elections,” he continues.
According to him, the track records of some presidential aspirants cannot allow them to be elected, and gone are the days when Liberians would want to put old wine in new bottle, as the actual taste will remain the same.
ANC national chairman OrashellGould, welcomes the decision of Mr. Smith and urges all Liberians to look to Cummings as the best option for the Liberian presidency.Gould stresses that for the country to achieve positive impact in the next six years, Cummings is the right man that should be in the driver’s seat.
Adding his voice, the ANC leader welcomes all Liberians onboard and hopes that the coming of Mr. Smith and others would serve as impetus for partisans of the party to go all out for votes, ahead of the elections.
Cummings is one of those aspirants that may be confronted with the controversial Code of Conduct for public officials, which bars presidential appointees from contesting for elective posts, if they had not resigned from government two years prior to elections.
By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor-Editing by Jonathan Browne