VP Taylor Expresses Concern Over Alleged Intimidation Of Female Candidate
The Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor, has expressed serious concern over claims of intimidation of one of leading female candidates, Botoe Kanneh, in the senatorial election of Gbarpolu County.
The Vice President said she believes that females who muster the courage to aspire for national leadership positions should be protected and tactics of intimidation and harassment have no place in a civilize democracy.
Vice President Howard-Taylor is therefore calling on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to act swiftly to ensure that the situation is amicably resolved.
She also wants the Liberian National Police (LNP) to do all in its power to ensure that Kanneh is protected.
The Vice President has meanwhile welcome statement of solidarity by women groups, civil society organizations, religious institutions, the media and the general public against the actions meted against Madam Kanneh, “which have the proclivity of denting our democratic credential and undermine the Nation’s peace and security”.