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Senator Dagoseh is dead

Report reaching the NewDawn last night confirmed that Senator Edward Dagoseh of Grand Cape Mount is dead following a protracted ailment.

He was a member of the former ruling Unity Party closely with its former standard bearer, Ex-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf prior to entering the senate.

His death brings to three, the number of lawmakers, who gave off the ghost this year, including the late Montserrado County Senator Geraldine Doe-Sherif and the late Representative Adolph Lawrence of Montserrado District#15.

The late Doe-Sherif, died in Accra, Ghana in February this after losing a battle to cancer, while the late Representative Lawrence died in a road accident in March along the Robertsfield highway in Margibi County, while returning to Monrovia from Buchanan, Grand Bassa County where he had celebrated had his 50th birthday with his widow, Senator Youngblee Karngar.

The death of Senator Dagoseh has created another vacant seat in the Liberian Senate hence, the need for another by-election.

With the latest death, the National Elections Commission is bracing itself for three by-elections, with two already scheduled for 02 July amid serious financial and economic challenges face the government of President George Manneh Weah.

Liberia is on the verge of conducting six by-elections since the Weah administration came to power a year ago.

By-elections were held last year to replace President Weah and Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor in the Senate, and Sinoe County former Senator, Cllr. Joseph Nagbe, who sits on the Supreme Court bench.

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