This time, it is not business as usual, but business unusual as 152 women have declared their intention and are well prepared to challenge their male counterparts in the October polls.
For women to run a political race in a male dominated arena is a herculean task, especially when they believe that empowerment is lacking to prepare their minds for any obstacles.
The election of the first female President in the 2005 elections did not come by any mistake or coincidence, but from perseverance, dedication and hard work coupled with the belief that women are capable of doing what men can do if empowered.
As she is about to take the backstage of politics, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s motivation to the 152 women aspirants on Tuesday, the 8th of this month manifested her quest to see more women in elected positions.
Her motivational speech on that day changed the poor narration of women about politics who believe that politics cannot be played without money.
The President made women on that day to believe that if they are united with a formidable force, they too have the power to decide the fate of the country.
Women need to learn from her experience and how she made it in the midst of male dominant society.
Of course no one is expected to walk through a fire without sweating. For everything in life comes with a sacrifice to get it.
“I did not come to the Presidency from the top to the button. You will have to climb step-by-step”, said the President.
We at Capitol Times believe that women have borne the brunt of every ills this country has been through. So seeing women challenging men to fix the problem of the country is welcome news.
For a thousand steps always begins with a single move. The results that they might be expecting come October 10, might not come sooner, but with perseverance and zeal, they will be able to register great success in the long run.