The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, opened the officially Book of condolence at the Capitol Building for fallen Lofa County Representative Fofi Sahr Baimba of District #2.
As officials of the three branches government gathered very early on the grounds of the capitol to sign the Book, Members of the Legislature utilize the opportunity to remember their fallen colleague for his positive role while serving the Liberian people.
Speaker Alex Tyler – seen in a very sad mood while signing the Book of Condolence, told reporters that the death of their falling colleague has created a very big gap in the Liberian Legislature – a situation that will take a long time to forget.
Speaker Tyler described the late Fofi Baimba – also Chairman of House’s Committee on Agriculture, as a very astute Lawmaker, noting that his main focus was always on food security in the country.
According to the Speaker, under the watchful eyes of the late Representative Baimba – a man of personality and focus, the Committee on Agriculture was very progressive. Also commenting, Lofa County District #1 Representative Eugene Fallah Kparkar told reporters that Lofa was very saddened.
“Right now, our people are in tears for such great loss of one their proud and strong fathers who served as advisor to us – the young ones; because he was the oldest among us, we are in pain that cannot easily go away,” Fallah expressed, describing the late Lofa County Representative not just as an ordinary Lawmaker, but one who was always ready to discuss the issues to the latter.
The President Pro Tempore of the Liberian Senate, Armah Jallah of Gbarpolu County was also at the head of Members of the Liberian Senate to sign. The Chairman of the Cabinet, Defense Minister Brownie Samukai, led the Executive Branch of Government, while, Cllr. Elizabeth Nelson – Chief Administrator of the Supreme Court of Liberia, led the Judiciary to sign the Book.
The Lofa County District #2 Representative Died on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Sinkor, Monrovia. According to family and medical sources, Representative Baimba died as a result of hypotension (high blood pressure), following a brief illness.
The late Lawmaker directly represented the people of Vaihun and Foya Districts. His death has created a vacuum in the House of Representatives, creating vacancy for a by-election to be announced by the National Elections Commission, following official communication on such vacancy by Speaker J. Alex Tyler.
Meanwhile, the remains of the late Rep. Fofi Baimba are still deposited at the Samuel Striker Funeral parlour in Sinkor, pending burial.
By Ben P. Wesee -Edited by George Barpen