– Kamala Harris, the first US female vice president, has sent a powerful message to “every little girl” in the country
– The former senator said her victory with Joe Biden will open doors of possibilities for female gender to “dream with ambition and lead with conviction”
– Harris emphasised that while she is the first woman to become the vice president in the US history, she will never be the last
Senator Kamala Harris, the US vice-president-elect, has given a ray of hope to the female gender, saying her victory has opened a path of “possibilities” for “every little girl” to dream bigger and break boundaries for more greatness.
Harris made history by becoming the first woman and Black to occupy the office of the vice president in the United States following the victory of Joe Biden in the keenly contested US presidential poll on Tuesday, November 3.
Although the counting of ballots is still ongoing, Biden, a former vice president, pulled the magic to garner 290 electoral votes which is the requirement for the presidency, as the incumbent President Donald Trump trailed behind with 214.
Biden and Harris will be sworn-in in January 2021 in what will put an inglorious end to Donald Trump’s controversial reign in the United States.
In a speech on Saturday, November 7, Harris who addressed her supporters in Wilmington, Delaware said her victory has opened the possibilities that girls can also dream bigger and occupy the highest offices.
The vice-president-elect stated that while she is the first woman to become the second most powerful citizen in the United States, she would not be the last because many are still coming behind her.
Harris urged people, irrespective gender, to “dream with ambition” and “lead with conviction.”
“While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last, because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities.
“And to the children of our country, regardless of your gender, our country has sent you a clear message: Dream with ambition, lead with conviction, and see yourself in a way that others might not see you, simply because they’ve never seen it before. And we will applaud you every step of the way.”
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a congratulatory message to Joe Biden who has been declared president-elect of the United States after trouncing the incumbent Trump.
In a statement released by presidential aide Garba Shehu, the Nigerian president said Biden’s win is a significant reminder that democracy is the best form of government.
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