1990 Advocate Tiawan Saye Gongloe Runs for Presidency of Liberia

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

A recent commentary in Liberia’s Daily Observer newspaper highlighted 1990 Advocate Tiawan Saye Gongloe who is the Liberian People’s Party (LPP) candidate for the 2023 general election. About Gongloe who is “Liberia’s renowned human rights lawyer, former President of the Liberia National Bar Association, and Associate Professor of Law at the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law,” the commentary in part said: “Aside from Dr. Togba Nah Tipoteh’s unblemished record of activism that has spanned over 50 years, in my opinion, no Liberian alive has done more for the masses than Tiawan Gongloe when it comes to defending the voiceless…For us, what distinguishes Gongloe from other candidates is his audacity to promote strict adherence to the rule of law, fight for justice, tackle corruption by probing and retrieve every penny stolen by past and present governments, appointing not less than fifty percent of cabinet ministers to women, instigate a lifestyle audit for all public officials and redistribute national wealth in a manner that is beneficial to the majority of Liberians. He proposes to build a ‘new Liberia through a new system of governance that is decentralized, gender-sensitive, participatory, inclusive and accountable.’” The entire commentary is available here