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Will Amb. Boakai Testify
In Cummings Trial Today?

Unity Party political leader, Joseph Boakai, is expected to appear as summoned today to testify for the state in the Alternative National Congress (ANC) versus the All Liberian Party case ongoing at the Temple of Justice.
The ANC’s Standard Bearer, Alexander Cummings stand accused of altering of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) framework document but the ANC officials have vehemently rejected the charges terming them as bogus and politically motivated in an attempt to thwart Mr. Cummings’ 2023 presidential bid.
Though it is reported that Mr. Boakai prevented court officers from serving him the writ of subpoena ad testificandum over the weekend, when he allegedly issued strict instructions to his bodyguards not to allow any Sheriff into his residence.
Last week, the Magistrate of the Monrovia City Court, Jomah Jallah, granted a request by state prosecutors led by Solicitor General Cephus to have Mr. Boakai appear on Tuesday, April 19, to testify for the state on the alleged alteration of the CPP framework document.
Reports of Mr. Boakai requested appearance and subsequent unconfirmed refusal to appear and testify in the case has baffled many Liberians as to why he ordered his bodyguards to obstruct the process of justice while others are convicted that he is being pulled into a case that does not concern him or his party, UP.
Several social media posts have cautioned the ailing Vice President from appearing to testify, without considering the legal implications his non-appearance could have on the case reportedly trumped up by the Political Leader of the All Liberian Party, Mr. Benoni Urey, who is suspected of being used by the ruling CDC government of President George Weah to prevent Mr. Cummings’ participation in the October 2023 General and Presidential elections next year. Many Unity Party partisans are also fearing that state prosecutors may be setting a trap for Boakai and he should avoid testifying at all costs.
Cummings supporters believe that he appears to be the most formidable, visionary, and competent Presidential candidate, who has vowed and seemingly committed to instituting real and genuine change in improving the economic wellbeing of the Liberian people.
Last week, ANC defense lawyers completed the cross examination of the first state witness Theodore Momo, after a month-long testimony at the Monrovia City Court, Temple of Justice. Witness Momo is the National Chairperson of the All Liberian Party of Mr. Benoni Urey.

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