Liberia: President Weah Eulogizes Falling LP Leader, Signs Book of Condolence
Monrovia – At the book of condolence signing ceremony of the late Liberty Party’s former standard-bearer, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine, President George Weah described him as his friend. The President also the deceased was someone, who was a respecter of the rule of law.
President Weah told reporters that despite their political differences, he and the late Cllr. Brumskine were friends. “We were best of friends despite our political differences; we met at times and had lunch together. He will be remembered as someone, who respected the rule of law. He was a great man and will be missed.”
In 2015, in keeping with his call for a united opposition to take leadership from the ruling Unity Party in 2017, Cllr. Charles Brumskine of the Liberty Party (LP), launched an initiative to meet with stakeholders especially those from the opposition bloc.
The Brumskine-Weah meeting was described as a boost to speculations of collaboration between the two parties. Similar attempts to form collaboration during the 2011 Presidential and General Elections failed.
Cllr. Brumskine died Wednesday, November 20, in the United States of America following a protracted illness. He was 68. He served as Senator for Grand Bassa County and President Pro-tempore of the Liberian Senate from August 1997 up to his resignation in August 1999.
Prior to his death, he contested 2005, 2011 and 2017 to become President of Liberia but didn’t succeed in any.
Meanwhile, a formal weeklong funeral rite over the remains of the Liberian statesman begins today and continues with the signing of the book of condolence in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building on Tuesday, December 10 and Wednesday, December 11.
Cllr. Brumskine’s remains will be removed from Samuel Stryker Funeral Home, and laid in State in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building on Thursday, December 12.
Wake keeping will be held the same day at the Bethel Cathedral of Hope in Congo Town.
Funeral will be held on Friday, December 13 at the Bethel Church and, on Saturday, December 14, there will be a procession of the remains from Stryker to Grand Bassa County. On the same day, the body will be laid in State at the Unification Pavilion, Buchanan City, and then interment and repast will follow thereafter.