ANC Storms Maryland County
By Prince J.C. Morris ( pmorris@selnanews.com )

Harper, Maryland County - As the popular Liberian maxim states “If the house doesn’t sell you, the street will not buy you,”  so was the mass turn out of Marylanders to receive their son Mr. Alexander B. Cummings and his entourage on Saturday August 5, 2017 in Harper, Maryland County.

Mr. Alexander B. Cummings, Standard bearer of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), who hailed from Maryland County decided to launch his national campaign in Harper City where thousands of partisans from Maryland, River Gee, Grand Kru, Sinoe, Grand Geddeh, Montserrado and other parts of Liberia participated in the event.

He was accompanied by his wife Teresa Cummings and his Vice Standard Bearer Amb. Jeremiah Sulunteh and family. Amb. Sulunteh has distinctly served the government and people of Liberia in several public positions including the latter Liberia’s Ambassador to the United Nations.

The zealous crowd in the streets of Harper comprised of youth, traditional dancers, women, elders, traditional leaders, students, Scotts, cultural troop, brass band, Journalists and the Liberian National Police. Also on the advanced team of Mr. Cummings were some of Liberia’s finest artists and stars including Mr. Jonathan Koffa (alias Takun J); Cozee; Eric Geezo, and Wedigar (the comedian) who entertained the crowd during the parade and at the launching program.

“Since the death of President Tubman, I have never seen Marylanders turn out in their numbers like this. This is the best thing to bring activities from Monrovia to the people in the hinterland.” A bystander stated during the parade. Maryland County received her trophy as the winner of Cummings’ Cup, a mini tournament that involved five teams from the counties in Southeastern Liberia held at the Martha Tubman Stadium in Harper as part of the national campaign launch.
Addressing the audience, Mr. Cummings promised to provide better roads to the people of the Southeast; better educational opportunities for all Liberians; Infrastructural development throughout Liberia; Enhanced Agricultural programs where Liberians will grow their own food especially rice which is the nation’s staple; Better health facilities across the country among others.

Mr. Cummings has encouraged Liberians across the country to believe in themselves and believe in the possibility that Liberians can rebuild Liberia. Mr. Cummings promised his supporters that when elected President of Liberia, the country will experience many changes. He said Liberia is 170 years old with less population compared to neighboring countries, yet there is no reason why the nation is still not developed. He also cautioned Liberians not to continue electing the same people into power. “We cannot continue to put the same old wine in new bottle,” Mr. Cummings stated.

There was also mass turn out of citizens in Pleebo, Maryland County on August 6, and in Karloken on August 7, where official launching and town hall meetings were held with partisans, traditional leaders, youth groups, elders among others. Mr. Cummings encouraged all Marylanders to turn out in their numbers to vote for change in Liberia. He also encouraged citizens in Harper, Pleebo, and Karluway Districts to vote for ANC representative candidates on the day of elections.

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