Julius T. Jaesen, II writes
Politics, unlike beauty contest in which the rules are different in some ways, the rules governing the business of politics can be loaded with bald-face deceits and conning choices of maneuvering for potential elements craving to place their stamp on such positions or interest.
In some instances, one can be graced by how much votes he or she can pull to hit the jackpot thus spelling victory wherein such votes’ puller becomes the “political apple” to the eye of the party. Craftily, one must exert himself or herself to always be in the setting of attraction; and to keep afloat, in politics, interested individual must know the various dimensions and their tactful application and engagement when to use what and how, observed pundits.
It must be may clear also that politics is a game and must be played when that aspect creeps in-give and take; it is a career and should be cherished and maintained, it is not always straight so one should know and be careful when, how and why it should flow in such manner and above all’ make no mistake, it is not a child play according to analysts, it is dirty which sends painful mixed-signals; out of this orbit, many devoted movers and shakers most often find themselves soon transformed into what is commonly referred to as ‘government bones’, but is Amb. Sulunteh ever close around such terrain, pundits wondered.
Today, it is glaringly interesting to note that running mate to Alexander Cummings in the 2017 general and presidential elections, Amb. Jeremiah C. Sulunteh, has resigned his membership from the Alternative National Congress (ANC).
In his letter of resignation addressed to the party’s Secretary-General, Cllr. Aloysius Toe, on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, Amb. Sulunteh cited among other things, the continued betrayal of his interest by the party and its leadership since December 2019 in his bid to contest the upcoming senatorial election in Bong County slated for December 8, 2020.
Moreover, Amb. Sulunteh stated that he is convinced that the ANC can no longer live up to its original principles of equal opportunities for all.
Meanwhile, receiving the letter of resignation, the Political Leader of the ANC, Mr. Alexander B. Cummings thanked Amb. Sulunteh and as well referred to him as one of Liberia’s best sons and a seasoned diplomat and public servant. Cummings further said his former running mate’s service to Liberia and the ANC is admirable and highly appreciated.
In a social media post on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, Mr. Cummings said the ANC had hoped and planned to carry Amb. Sulunteh as its candidate for Bong County in the upcoming senatorial race, but unfortunately, they lost Bong County to another constituent party in the CPP during the consensus-building process, and as such, they cannot field a candidate in the same county.
“These are some of the sacrifices and compromises we have to make as parties in the CPP just as other parties have done. I am saddened by the resignation of my former running mate, but I also understand he has a political career to nurture and protect. We have been nothing but open and honest with all of our candidates throughout this process and had hoped we would all understand the dynamics of a collaboration”, Mr. Cummings intones.
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