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Cummings New Convert
Badmouths Boakai

By Nyema Nma, Jr.
One of the new converts of Mr. Alexander B. Cummings has badmouthed the Unity Party’s Standard Bearer, Joseph N. Boakai; describing him as old, weak and incapable of effectively managing the affairs of the country.
Mr. David Benitoe, a former executive of the People’s Liberation Party (PLP) whose former political leader is now a fugitive, made the statement when he endorsed the presidential bid of the Alternative National Congress’s (ANC) political leader, Cummings.
Mr. Benitoe qualified Amb. Boakai as one considering the presidency as a place for retirement while President Weah sees the presidency as a place to exploit more from the Liberian people and enrich himself, few friends and their family members unlike Cummings who wants to provide a leadership that will restore the image of the country.
“Just as some unscrupulous individuals are taking advantage of the ignorance and limitations of President Weah, so also few remnants of the Unity Party want to take advantage of Mr. Boakai, knowing that he is old, weak and incapable to effectively manage the affairs of the country,” the ANC convert asserted.
He described the ANC’s political leader as the best choice, best educate, most energetic and most qualified candidate among the three presidential contenders in the October 2023 presidential and general elections.
Mr. Benitoe adds to the recent number of top politicians and former government officials who have endorsed the presidential candidacy of Cummings.
On September 10, 2022, a former executive of the National Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Lewis Brown, endorsed the presidential bid of the ANC’s political leader in the 2023 general and presidential elections.
In his endorsement statement, Brown said Liberia’s cherished peace is under stress, and that the 2023 general elections will be a critical determining factor whether the country will retrogress into its dark days or progress as a nation.
“Who we choose to lead us in 2023, will decide the condition of the hospitals, the quality of the educational system, our personal securities, as well as decide the prices of food, salaries of workers, and whether there will be jobs for the thousands of unemployed Liberians,” Mr. Brown said.
He warned that 2023 elections will not be the time or place to gamble the lives of Liberians and fate of the nation, but rather required sober reflection to rescue Liberia and reset how we must live with each other.
He said after six years of President Weah’s leadership without progress, Liberians cannot afford to put the country’s progress, our lives and that of our children on standby and false hopes.

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