Executive Mansion reiterates President Sirleaf’s support to VP Boakai

The office of President Sirleaf has reaffirmed the Liberian Leader’s commitment to the presidential ambition of her vice president, Ambassador Joseph Boakai.

The clarification comes amidst widespread rumors that the President does not support the ruling Unity Party standard bearer, but rather opposition candidates, including Liberty Party’s Charles Brumskine and lately George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change.

Addressing a news conference in Monrovia Tuesday, Presidential Press Secretary, Jerolinmick Piah, warned individuals spreading the false rumors on social media and street corners to desist from the act.

Mr. Piah also called on all pro-Boakai groups, to concentrate on gathering more votes for the Vice President instead of seeking to destroy the ruling Unity Party and create division between the President and her Vice President.

The presidential press secretary reiterated President Sirleaf’s commitment to ensure Vice President Boakai succeeds her.

According Mr. Piah, President Sirleaf supported the Vice President in making crucial decisions such as choosing a Running mate and constituting a Campaign Committee.

He said the President stands by her integrity and those of her family members and has absolutely nothing to hide; neither is she seeking protection from anyone.

In another development, President Sirleaf has challenged women in politics to stand up what she calls their own solid ground, if they are to be successful in the upcoming elections.

Speaking on Tuesday during a meeting with female candidates, President Sirleaf urged the women not to rely on assistance from anyone to win more seats in the legislature.

She said good relationship with residents of their respective constituencies or districts backed by self-initiated development projects are cardinal to their victories in the pending elections.

The Liberian Leader and Africa’s first female president said good relationship and not money is a main ingredient for political success.

By Cyrus Harmon

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