The leader and chairman of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray has disclosed that he wants a woman to be his running mate in the upcoming presidential elections because he believes that women mostly can do better than men in terms of addressing political issues in the country.
“If I have the choice to make I will prefer a female running mate in the 2018 presidential elections for my party” said Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray.
|leader & chairman of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray
The leader of the Alliance Democratic Party, Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray added that from the experience he has working with women generally, has made him to believe and trust in the leadership of women because most of the women he worked with have proven to be stronger than men in terms of making decisions and galvanizing support from the public. He went on that their party did not make any mistakes in electing a woman to serve in the capacity of secretary general for the party and he is very proud to say that she has contributed greatly to the party in term of sharing ideas of national interest in favour of the party and representing the Alliance Democratic Party in different public functions. Kamarainba Mansaray further that one of the ways that Sierra Leone will attain its long awaiting dreams of prosperity for its people and move forward is by giving a convivial space to woman so that they contest alongside with men. He added that because of that he is looking forward to see more women to join the Alliance Democratic Party so that they have the opportunity to contest with men. ‘’The Alliance Democratic Party wants more women to contest at both the Parliamentary and local council elections come 2018’’he said.
Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray also disclosed that as a party they made no mistake in giving a female their party ticket in contesting the bye-election in Bombali district. He added that he will love to see other political parties doing the same especially the Sierra Leone Peoples Party and the All Peoples Congress Party so that more women will come out of their shying places and contribute meaningfully to thesocio-economic development of Sierra Leone.He went on that women will know the ill of society and they can better work along- side with men to proffer solution to the menace of society. However, he said that most men claimed that women are too emotional and based on that they will not be better leaders.This Mohamed Kamarainba said that he will strongly refused because most often than not the women he has worked with has proven to be a better partner in development.The Chairman and the presidential aspirant for the Alliance Democratic Party Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray made this disclosure during their weekly press conference at their party office in Freetown on Monday March 13th 2017.
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