Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is now the latest political actor pushing the interest of Alexander Cummings and Amara Konneh within the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) but key stakeholders have opposed her move, a staunch member of the CPP has disclosed.
Even though former Finance Minister Konneh insists that the news is untrue, Amos Kollie, an Executive of the CPP Youth League told the AM news that upon reuniting with the party, Madam Sirleaf met with former VP Joseph Boakai and other stakeholders encouraging them to allow Cummings and Konneh to head the CPP ahead of 2023.
In the said arrangement, the former Coca Cola Executive will pick Liberia’s former Finance Minister as his running mate.
Kollie said this move which angered many major players within the CPP has further deepened the once soar relationship between former President Sirleaf and former VP Boakai.
James Moore, a member of the Liberty Party also confirmed the news. But key actors within the CPP remain tightlipped on the matter.
This is not the first time that such rumors have a flare in Liberia.
According to emerging information, in 2017, Cummings’ ANC was one of the parties that were supported by President Sirleaf.
But her support declined when she discovered that Cummings could not win the Presidency. Former President Sirleaf and Cummings have been allies since her Presidency.
In March 2016, former President Sirleaf appointed him to the BWI Board with the Ministries of Agriculture, Finance and Development Planning, Youth and Sports a position that he held until contesting the Liberian Presidency in 2017.
Many major stakeholders within the CPP however believe that Cummings does not have the potential and political base that is required to lead their arrangement ahead of 2023.