The President of the Women Movement of Liberia, Cecelia Siaway-Teah has declared her intention to contest as a senatorial candidate in the impending special senatorial elections of December 8, 2020. At a news conference in Paynesville, Madam Siaway-Teah said her decision to join the race comes after series of consultation with the Youth and elders, women groups, religious organizations and thousands of her supporters across the county. Teah is a candidate on the ticket of the National Democratic Coalition, a pan African Progressive political institution, and Liberia’s social democratic party.
Speaking further she noted that as a campaigner for more women participation in national politics, she was convinced that this is the right time for her to stand up and make her dream and vision a reality. The Women Movement of Liberia’s President is the latest to join the Montserrado County Senatorial race that has already been touted by political observers as a two-horse race between the incumbent Senator Abraham Darius Dillon of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) and Rep. Thomas P. Fallah of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC).
But Madam Siaway-Teah is adamant that her message will resonate well with the voters, especially the women, to ensure that there is at least some number of women’s representation at the Liberian Senate. She said owing to the low number of women in the Legislature, especially the Senate and the increasing wave of violence against women and girls, there was a need for more female representation at the Legislature. Her decision to contest also add to the number of women who will be joining the only female-Senator of the 54th Legislature, Nyonblee Karngar Lawrence of Grand Bassa County and Political Leader of Liberty Party to fight for space at the Senate. culled fpa
Main Photo: Madame Teah