A Rivercess County female contestant Rosana Schaack disclosed that President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has provided financial assistance to women candidates vying in the December 16, 2014 special senatorial election.
Madam Schaack told journalists recently that President Johnson-Sirleaf provided money to 20 female senatorial candidates.
She disclosed that the 20 women candidates are contesting in 12 of the 15 counties including Montserrado, Rivercess, Nimba, Grand Cape Mount, Bong, Margibi, Gbarpolu, Lofa, River Gee, Grand Gedeh, Bomi and Grand Kru.
Although she did not disclose the amount of money given to female candidates, but said the female candidates are being followed daily by President Johnson-Sirleaf.
Recently, Montserrado County senatorial candidate Miatta Fahnbulleh called on the President to publicly declare support for women candidates during the election.
Madam Fahnbulleh said it is important for the president to openly declare her support to all of the women candidates considering their roles in her election during the 2005 and 2011 presidential elections.