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Liberia: Opposition Leader Alexander Cummings strong in resolve; “We will not be deterred”

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The political leader and standard-bearer of the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC), Mr. Alexander B. Cummings says, he will not be deterred by the actions of Mr. Benoni Urey’s All Liberian Party (ALP) to file action of forgery and criminal conspiracy against him.

In an interview in response to reports of the writ of arrest issued against him, Mr. Cummings stated that “This action will leave us undeterred. We are determined to run the political course to make our case to the Liberian people to make President George Weah a one-term President.”

Mr. Cummings also said that he believes the political leader of the All Liberian Party, Mr. Benoni Urey, is being used by the government of President George Weah to sow seeds of discord in the opposition bloc by leveling “unfounded” allegations against him in an attempt to diminish voters trust and confidence in the Collaborating Political Parties’ (CPP) ability to lead the Liberian people into a prosperous future.

Speaking on the BBC Focus on Africa on Monday, Mr. Cummings said, while the ALP has the right to withdraw from the CPP, he insisted that the allegations against him are unfounded and political. Cummings further insinuated that there is a government maneuvering within the CPP and Urey is possibly the element being used.

“I think the ALP has decided to leave the CPP which is their right and therefore I don’t understand the basis for these allegations, they’re unfounded and I believe they’re all political. I believe, unfortunately, that Mr. Urey is, perhaps, being used by the government because a united opposition makes it difficult for Mr. Weah to replace himself,” he said.

According to Front Page Africa, Mr. Cummings also said, “Why will I want to change a document that equally affects me as well? This is why this is baseless, this is political but when we actually receive the writ, as a law-abiding citizen, we will make ourselves available to whatever the processes are as per our lawyers’ recommendation.”