House of Representatives Pays Tribute To Fallen Liberian Statesman Cllr. Charles Brumskine
Monrovia – The House of Representatives of the 54th Legislature has paid homage to the late Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine, the founder and political leader of the Liberty Party.
Cllr. Brumskine succumbed to a battle with cancer following months of treatment in the United States of America.
His body arrived on Wednesday for a state funeral to be followed by internment in Grand Bassa County, his home county on the 14th of this month.
Members of the House at the second day sitting of their extraordinary session on Wednesday, stood in silence to pay homage to the man many consider the “conscience of the nation” following his starring role in seeking legal redress during the heat of the 2017 presidential and legislative elections.
Cllr. Brumskine was hailed for seeking justice through the law instead of violence, which is common in Africa during events such as elections.
The House’s move followed a communication from the Grand Bassa County Legislative Caucus informing the august body of the death of its former member and ‘astute’ son of Grand Bassa county.
Following the reading of the communication by House’s Chief Clerke, Mildred Sayon, Speaker Bhofal Chambers then designated the acting Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Cllr. A. Kanie Wesso for the tribute on behalf of the House.
Cllr. Wesso described the passing of the Liberty Party’s founder and former Standard-bearer, who served as a Senator of Grand Bassa County and President Pro tempore of the Liberian Senate as a great loss to the nation.
He, on behalf of the House of Representatives, extended heartfelt condolences to the Grand Bassa County Legislative Caucus and the people of the county over the loss of their prominent son and pledged the House’s commitment in working with the caucus to ensure the fallen statesman is given a befitting burial.
Meanwhile, signing of the book of condolence at the rotunda of the Capitol Building will be held between December 10 and 11, the body will lie in state at the Capitol on December 12, 2019 to be followed by interment in Grand Bassa on December 14.