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Protest Or Split?
…As Cummings Walks Out On CPP Leaders

Alexander Cummings, a member of the four Collaborating Political Parties, is said to have walked out of a leadership meeting for what he called repeated violations of their Framework Agreement.
Cummings, who is the political leader of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) said inspite of his request, the meeting was convened without an agenda.
The ANC is a constituent member-party of the CPP. The others include the Unity Party (UP), the Liberty Party (LP), and the All Liberian Party (ALP).
It can be recalled that the Political Leaders of the CPP have recently engaged in the usurpation of the functions of the various organs and functionaries of the CPP in violation of the Framework Agreement.
No such powers are reserved in the Framework Agreement for the reported actions of the political leaders, especially its repeated actions to usurp the functions and authority of the National Advisory Committee (NAC), the National Executive Committee (NEC), and the CPP Secretariat.
After a review of the legal implications of the continued actions of the political leaders, the ANC sought to call attention to some transgressions of the Framework Agreement, and to urge his colleagues to self-correct and abide by the constitution of the CPP.
According to the ANC press statement, the internal efforts of the political leader of the ANC to get his colleagues to self-correct and reverse the course are unsuccessful. Adding, “Today, again, the Political Leaders sought to proceed to implement a “decision” illegally reached by them without any color of authority in the Framework Agreement to do so.”
“Therefore, the Political Leader of the ANC, having failed to advise his colleagues to abandon their continued violations, was compelled to walk out of a meeting to continue the transgressions. This is without prejudice to the continued membership of the ANC in the CPP,” the ANC expressed.
“This is simply intended to clearly state that neither the ANC nor its political leader, or any organ to which it is a member in the CPP, will continue to be permitted to take actions in violations of any of the provisions of the Framework Agreement which binds the four parties,” ANC said in a statement.

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