The former Coca Cola executive made the statement when he appeared on a local radio talk show. He said corruption is a deadly attitude which breaks down institutions and undermines development. Therefore, under his administration corruption will not be tolerated.
He averred that lack of punitive action against those accused of corruption is one of the factors causing the country to lag behind in development.
The ANC Political leader noted that earnest reprimand of dishonest public officials will serve as precedence for would be corrupt officials. Mr. Cummings pointed out that there is also a lack of political will to minimize dishonesty in public and private places in the country.
Mr. Cumming said if elected by the Liberian people next year, his government will be inclusive where every competent Liberian will have an opportunity to participate irrespective of his or her background.
He said Liberians have suffered for too long and this is the time for the country to rise from ashes of trouble to peace and harmony, where every Liberian will live together and enjoy their resources.
The ANC also promised to work assiduously to ensure that proceeds from the country resources are equally distributed to meet the development needs of every County.
He called on every Liberian to consciously make decision that will protect the sovereignty of the nation and bring about peace and unity in the country after years of trauma and disappointment sustained by the people.
In his interview, Mr. Cumming announced that if he loses 2017 October election, he will abandon any future political ambition and focus on the private sector where he will be able to provide more jobs for the Liberian people and make contribution towards the development of the country.
He said besides the presidency, there are other areas in the country that he can go to and make his impact in a positive way.
On the question of Liberia been labeled as Christian state, Mr. Cumming said it is unthinkable for anyone to believe that Liberia can become a Christian state.
He said his Government will not condone anything that has the recipe of trouble and disharmony in the country, but as a Christian his Government will respect the practices of every religion but it must be done in confirmation with the laws of the country.
Mr. Cumming averred that freedom goes with responsibility under the law, and those who feel that they will use their freedoms to infringe on the rights of others in the country; his Government will use the law to ensure that other rights are not abused through the media.
The ANC political leader also promised to protect the rights of the media, and other laws enshrined thereafter, but his Government will respect a responsible press in the country in promoting national unity.
He called on all Liberians to hold together and forget the past and work together in protecting the country.