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Liberia: ‘We want to make Weah a one-term president’ says Alexander Cummings

By 'Tofe Ayeni
Posted on Wednesday, 21 July 2021 18:18, updated on Thursday, 22 July 2021 10:06

Alexander Cummings, leader of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) in Monrovia, Liberia October 8, 2017. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon

The wave of popular support that Liberia’s George Weah rode on in 2017 is quickly fading ahead of the upcoming polls slated for 2023. Weah is increasingly facing allegations of humans rights abuses under his administration and widespread corruption. Meet Alexander Cummings, the man who hopes to give Weah a run for his money in the next election. 

Liberian businessman, politician and philanthropist Alexander Cummings is currently the leader of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), one of the four parties that formed the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) opposition alliance.

He is the founder and chairman of Cummings Investments Holdings Ltd., and chairman of the Cummings Africa Foundation, which has invested a substantial amount of funds in Liberia’s health, education, entrepreneurship and arts sector as well women and youth empowerment projects.