Alexander Cummings has reacted sharply to violence that erupted Sunday at the home of ANC Representative Yekeh Kolubah.
In a statement released late Monday, Cummings said ‘If these attacks do not stop, we will be left with no alternative but to defend ourselves and our members.’
Sunday’s fracas led to several wounded and property damaged; Yekeh’s home was completely vandalised.
The Liberian National Police is said to have arrested fourteen persons in connection to the incident. ‘Those arrested are currently in LNP custody awaiting court trial’ a Police statement said Monday.
Cummings in his Monday’s statement said he was immediately convening a special meeting of CPP to discuss the safety and security of key opposition members and steps to ensure that, ‘Enough is enough.’
‘This government continues to provoke Rep. Kolubah with constant harassment and attacks on his person, his home, and his family. Rep. Kolubah remains a member of the ANC and a duly elected lawmaker in the House of Representatives who must be accorded due respect and protection under our laws,’ the CPP leader sounded empathic.
According to Cummings, the CPP will no longer accept Sunday’s behavior from what he termed ‘Agent provocateurs’ alleged to be acting on behalf of the government.
He said the CPP has remained peaceful while its members and loudest critics are antagonized and attacked every day.
The ANC leader said the responsibility to maintain the nation’s peace and stability is not ONLY on the CPP, but primarily the government.