Ruling CDC Mourns Deaths of Three Supporters, Suspends Campaign Activities

SUAKOKO, Bong County – President Weah has suspended campaign activities following the death of three of his ardent supporters in a tragic road accident in Bong County.
The victims whose names have not been disclosed were members of an auxiliary group of the CDC, tagged “The Girls for Weah”.
A statement issued by party’s National Campaign Manager Lenn Eugene Nagbe said President Weah expressed his deepest condolences to the families of three members of the Girls for Weah auxiliary who lost their lives on August 22, 2023, in Bong County due to a terrible motor vehicle accident. It added that The Girls for Weah team was on the campaign trail when three members met their untimely deaths.
“The President calls on all supporters of the CDC and Liberians, in general, to join him in praying for the families as they deal with this difficult loss and for the souls of the three faithfully depart to rest in perfect peace. The President also calls on all supporters to join him in praying for the speedy recovery of all team members who sustained injuries.”
In the wake of this tragedy, the Party announced that the President is suspending his campaign for two days effective immediately, and was returning to Monrovia Tuesday night to mourn this terrible loss, and called on all his supporters and Liberians to join him in mourning the lost lives at the Headquarters of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) in Congo Town today at 2 pm.
How did the accident happen?
According to eyewitnesses, the accident occurred after a yellow Nissan Primera taxi heading towards Gbarnga collided with a truck near the Immigration Checkpoint in Gbarnga Tuesday around 5:30 local time.
The truck was on the opposite lane around the Immigration Checkpoint in Gbarnga. Reports say there were five females and a male onboard the taxi cab.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as Edward Dunn, and two other persons were pronounced dead by medical personnel upon arrival at the Phebe Referral Hospital in Suakoko District, while three others sustained serious bodily injuries. Dunn was a resident of Suakoko in Bong County.
The identities of the five ladies remain unknown as the traffic division of the LNP in Bong County launched an investigation to ascertain the cause of the accident.
In an interview with reporters via telephone, the head of traffic at the Liberian National Police, LNP-Bong Detachment, Officer Mary Hawallen disclosed that the operator of the truck is currently in police custody, while the three other victims are being transferred to Monrovia for further medical treatment.
There were no deaths reported from the side of the truck that was reportedly hit by the taxi, she added.

By: Rachel T Saykiamien Albert Fania- K-NEWS Bong County Correspondent

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