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Opposition Leader Alexander Cummings Lobbies US Congress for Presidential Ambition in 2023

Monrovia, Liberia-The leader of the Alternative National Congress, Alexander B. Cummings, has traveled to the US to seek support among influential members of the United States Congress towards his presidential bid against the country’s current president, George Manneh Weah according to the Daily Observer.

Mr. Cummings, who is yet to reveal the name of the Congressman and women he is expected to meet, is in the US to pitch himself as the better alternative to challenge President Weah in the 2023 presidential elections.

His move comes after boycotting the Collaborating Parties’ leadership transitional ceremony from Liberty Party to Unity Party, and amid internal wrangling that has unsettled the opposition groups.

While in the US, the Leader of the ANC is expecting to inform those members of Congress he is scheduled to meet that, come the 2023 presidential election, he will be challenging President George Weah of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change.

Key issues expected to be discussed are his perspective on Liberia and how the U.S. Government and Liberia can develop a more cohesive and stronger partnership.

“These meetings are strictly introductory meetings, get to know you meetings. It is about introducing myself, letting them know who I am, what I bring to the table, and understanding their interest and their perspective for the country,” said Cummings in an interview with Voice of America’s Night Line Africa program on October 16.

The ANC political leader further said that his trip is also intended to inform US Congress members that he has better ideas for jump-starting Liberia’s economy which, he argued, continues to experience inflation, which hurts the average Liberian.