For Cummings, like other aspirants for Liberia’s presidency, loyalty and citizenship have become a sticky issue with some believing that the Former Coca Cola Executive Vice President holds a dual citizenship which could deny him a place in the forthcoming presidential elections.
According to the National Elections Commission, eligibility criteria for someone to contest for the Presidency of Liberia demands that one must be a citizen and have residency of not less than 10 years in the Republic of Liberia prior to the conduct of the presidential elections, and that the president and vice president do not come from the same county.
Appearing on the Capitol FM breakfast show Monday, the ANC Political Leader indicated that he has never held a US passport as it is being widely speculated by the public.
“I have said this repeatedly that I do not have an American passport so let them bring the proof that I am an American citizen,” he stressed.
“Let it be noted that I am a Liberian citizen, I always have and always will be as I was born in this country at the Liberia government hospital in Monrovia and have a Liberian passport,” Cummings emphasized, noting, “this idea of me being an American was developed by detractors because they have failed to paint me with the failures our country is experiencing”.
Cummings however said he fully supports dual citizenship noting everyone must come together to move Liberia forward.
“We must allow dual citizenship in that we are a small country and we must find ways and means to unite ourselves and not divide us, we must put that dual citizenship assertion aside in order to succeed in rebuilding our country after years of civil conflict,” Cummings intoned.