Liberian Women Unhappy About Re-Run In Bong

Liberian women have condemned the re-run of election in three districts in Bong County.

Making the pronouncement recently at a one-day retreat for women held in Monrovia, the women described the Supreme Court’s ruling as a selective justice.

Speaking on behalf of the Women’s Legislative Caucus, Senator Geraldine Doe Sheriff said with this recent opinion from the high court, women of Liberia will not sit back and allow their seat be taken from them.

Senator Sheriff informed President Sirleaf that there is a need for continuity so that the agenda for women cannot always be redone recounting how two women lost their seats during the just ended senatorial election and that that is already affecting the remaining three women who are now left in the male-dominance Liberian Senate.

Senator Sheriff told the President that with a resounding voice, the women of Liberia are saying that Senator Taylor must regain her seat and frowned on men who will always strive to decide women’s fate.

However, in her response, President Sirleaf said if more women are to win elections in the country, all women should vote and encourage other women with voting rights.

She said women’s representation is in the constitution but women did not vote for women and frowned on people blaming her when women do not win during national elections asking, “I only got one vote, so where was yours?”

“It will work when you as women want it to work; not just to vent out frustration and talk. Go to the polls and vote. Let your decision be reflected in the elections results,” she stated.

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