Pres. Sirleaf pledges support to female candidates

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has assured Liberia Women’s Policy Platform that, although she will not be seeking re-election in the October 2017 elections, she will be on her feet everywhere in her own little way to campaign for women candidates in the ensuing elections.

President Sirleaf said her desire is in line with the policy of reciprocating the Liberian women, who stood under the sun and the rain – telling the Liberian people: ‘we the women of Liberia, this is our time, ‘thus leading to her overwhelming victories in 2005 and 2011.

President Sirleaf made the statement at the launch of the Liberian Women’s Policy Platform on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building.

The Women’s Policy Platform is aimed to close what is being referred to as, ‘A widening Gap between the women and men contesting for elective posts in Liberia.’

President Sirleaf called on those who contested in the past and not win, as well as those have join the race to bear in mind that the current campaign is about closing the gap between men and women at the National Legislature.

Liberia and Africa first democratically elected female president said she will ensure that more women are elected before she leaves office next January.

“We have to go into the various communities, from house-to-house, from door-to-door, examining their backgrounds, what they have done in their respective communities that we can rely on to sell to the voters, “President Sirleaf said amid applause.

The Liberian leader noted that by doing this, it will help to elect more women to fend for themselves; while she is retiring.

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