January 9, 2018 By Patrick Jaiah Kamara
Running mate for the presidential candidate of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Madam Isata Abdulai-Kamara, who also doubles as the party’s secretary general, has called on women to throw their support behind her vice presidential bid in the March 7, 2018 presidential poll.
The ex-teacher at the Annie Walsh Memorial Secondary School and lecturer at Njala University told a presser that her appointment was both an opportunity for her and the entire womenfolk in Sierra Leone.
“We, especially women, have lost too much but have not lost everything. The ADP would stand with you for as many tomorrows as it takes. Women’s representation in politics is very shallow. We need to change the male dominance representation in Sierra Leone. Let me take this opportunity to call on women to vote for their colleague women irrespective of political affiliation,” she urged.
The educator-cum-politician shed tears of joy as she read her acceptance speech, thanking God and the ADP for the ‘great achievement and confidence’ that the party has bestowed on her.
She stated that the long term future for the country does not depend on petty politics as the challenges are numerous and cannot be put in individual boxes.
“The big challenge is to reform our public services. We need to improve public services for everybody in this country. Creation of jobs for youth and graduates. I want those working in public services to be well paid,” she said.
Earlier, ADP presidential candidate Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaraytold journalists that women’s empowerment was top of his agenda, apparently the reason he decided to appoint Madam Kamara as his running mate and many more women for local council’s elections.