Unity Party Montserrado County District #13 has endorsed the candidacy of Cornelia Kruah–Togba, former chief of staff of former Education Minister George Warner, to contest for its pending representative by-election.
Alexander T. Q. Harris, the former ruling party district #13 mobilization chair, said the endorsement of Cornelia Togba reflects the party’s quest to promote gender balance at the legislature.
He added that Cornelia Togba’s years of experience working in government makes her an ideal candidate to promote good representation of the district.
“We have vetted her and are excited about what she will do at the House of Representatives. We trust her ability to serve and know what she stands for. It is time to support all our good leaders for the betterment of the country.
“Therefore, we acknowledge with our signatures that we have agreed to campaign for her, vote and support her as the candidate on the ticket of the Unity Party for Montserrado County District #13 for the upcoming November 20 representative by-election,” he added.
Cornelia Togba also worked in former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s government as a program assistant in the president’s delivery unit at the Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs, Executive Assistant to the Minister of Public Works, and was admitted into the Order of the Star of Africa by former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf as a dedicated and committed servant of the state.
She also runs a recreational program that provides girls’ education and youth empowerment. Her organization, Young Women’s Empowerment Network, every two years recruits 10 young women between the ages of 17-30 and empowers them to implement community service projects.
In response to the endorsement, Cornelia Togba expressed gratitude to the leadership of the district for endorsing her as their sole candidate in the ensuing elections.
She added: “I thank you for the confidence that you have reposed in me, and I look forward to working with each and every one of you, to ensure that we will not only succeed in this district, but also I would bring change to District # 13 and Liberia as a whole.
“My election will be the beginning of a revolution that believes in the potential of young people and is dedicated to leading the way for youth representation in governance. I have a vast understanding of how a government works and a huge network that can be harnessed to provide opportunities for change and development,” she said.