President Sirleaf said the Unity Party has come a long way in building Liberia's democracy and all must be done by its partisans to build on the legacy of the party for success in 2017.
She said if the UP should live beyond the 2017 elections, its members should put aside their differences and work in the supreme interest of the party.
President Sirleaf was speaking Thursday when she addressed thousands of Unity Party partisans, well-wishers and sympathizers attending the party’s National Convention taking place in Gbarnga, Bong County.
The Liberian leader reiterated her support to Vice President Joseph Boakai presidential bid and admonished all partisans of the UP to join her in keeping alive the dream of the party toward Liberia's transformation agenda.
She noted that 2017 is a major turning point in the history Liberia and encouraged members of the ruling party to reconcile their differences and built new alliances and acquaintances in keeping the nation on the path of peace and prosperity.
"In our history of existence, the UP has sworn to be discipline and show respect to all Liberians, including our political opponents. We have committed ourselves as a government that uses the best men and women without regard to religious, ethnic or political affiliation in moving our nation forward and we are committed to that," she stressed.
"The Unity Party has made a special effort to work with the youth and students and all sectors of our society during the last ten years to lift this country and we need to built a team that will sustain this effort beyond 2017," the UP standard Bearer said.
President Sirleaf explained that Unity Party stands on the principles of building Liberia and has made tremendous progress in all sectors of the country over the last ten years despite the challenges confronting the nation’s recovery process.