Liberian Senate Loses Another Member as Cape Mount’s Sen. Dagoseh Falls to Cancer

MONROVIA, Montserrado – Three months after the passing of Montserrado’s Senator Geraldine Doe-Sheriff, the Senate has lost another member, Senator Edward Dagoseh of Grand Cape Mount.

According to Farbric Radio’s James Karimu, a family source said Dagoseh had died of cancer late Saturday evening upon arrival at the Kingdom Care Medical Center in Paynesville. He suffered from the disease for a protracted period of time and previously sought medical treatment in India.

He was elected to the Senate in 2011 and became an executive member of the former ruling Unity Party. He was, however, among the eight senators suspended by the party for voting in favor of the impeachment of former associate justice, Kabineh Ja’neh.

Dagoseh also chaired the African Organization for Public Accounts Committees. The committee comprises of Public Account Committees in African legislatures. Public account committees review audit reports of government agencies.

Senator Edward Dagoseh: photo by Senate Press

The Cape Mount senator’s death means that three lawmakers have died so far this year. A member of the House of Representatives, Adolph Lawrence, who represented Montserrado’s fifteenth district, was also killed in a car crash in March.

Meanwhile, President George Weah has expressed his condolences to Dagoseh’s family and described the senator as a “true patriot and distinguished public servant” who served his people with “utmost distinction and probity.”

Weah remembered the senator for his long-standing service to the nation.

“While we are very saddened and dejected by this sad occurrence, we know that he’s now in a better place going through eternal rest,” the president said. “Senator Dagoseh fought a great fight and showed how resilient he was even as he became frail during his illness, but he has ultimately succumbed to death—an inevitable experience.”

He prayed that God will comfort the bereaved family and all others affected. Weah added, “Rest in peace Senator Dagoseh. Rest in peace. Your passing has left a void in our hearts and we are truly grateful for your service to our nation.”

Featured photo by Zeze Ballah

Gbatemah Senah

Gbatemah is a graduate of the University of Liberia and a recipient of the Jonathan P. Hicks Scholarship for Mass Communications. In 2017, Senah won three Press Union of Liberia awards: Women's Rights Reporter of the Year, Legislative Reporter of the Year, and Land Rights Reporter of the Year. In 2018, he was also recognized as the Land Rights Reporter of the Year.

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