Campus – based Students Unification Party (SUP) has descended on the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) for allegedly driving from the CDC the late Montserrado County Sen. Geraldine Doe – Sheriff prior to her demise.
During the Funeral rites of the late Sen. Doe-Sheriff at the Rotunda of the Capitol Thursday, 14 March, SUP recalls how the CDC called the deceased all kinds of names.
Speaking on behalf of SUP, Chairman Carlos Edison says members of the ruling party came to show “white teeth, black heart” because they never loved the late senator.
He further says the late Sen. Doe- Sheriff fought for the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), but they threw her out of the party and called her a betrayal.
Sen. Doe – Sheriff and the CDC fell apart long before the party and the National Patriotic Party (NPP) of Vice President Jewel Howard – Taylor and the Liberian People Democratic Party (LPDP) of former Speaker Alex Tyler formed a coalition that rules Liberia today.
Chairman Edison believes that members of the ruling party and those that are in government allegedly went to the funeral to make sure that Sen. Doe-Sheriff was actually dead.
He notes that she was a very strong member of SUP and they are deeply hurt about her death.
Paying tribute, House Speaker Bhofal Chambers says lawmakers are all saddened by the death of the late Senator, noting that she was a strong woman and will be missed by the Legislature.
As he consoles the family, Speaker Chambers urges that “we all” should learn to live for God because God has His own time for man.
For his part, Senate President Pro – Tempore Albert T. Chie says the Liberian Senate will miss their fallen colleague Doe – Sheriff because she was an outspoken Senator who always made sure that things were done.
Pro-Tempore Chie notes that the late Senator proposed several bills and wrote so many communications that helped in the development of many lives and the country as a whole.
He continues that she always stood tall among men in the Senate and debated issues.
Pro-Tempore Chie assures the bereaved family that the Senate will continue to stand by them, including the little ones that Sen. Doe – Sheriff left behind.
Also speaker, former President Pro – Tempore of the Liberian Senator Cletus Wotorson says he will miss the late Sen. Doe – Sheriff because she was a forceful and hardworking Senator.
According to Sen. Wotorson, because of Sen. Doe – Sheriff’s hard work, she was appointed on almost all of the committees in the Senate.
In line with government protocol, funeral rites for the late Sen. Doe – Sheriff were scheduled to take place on Saturday, 16 March at the Sacred Heart Cathedral on Broad Street before her interment at the Kaizer Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Brewerville, Montserrado County.
By Ethel A. Tweh –Edited by Winston W. Parley