Reports reaching The New Republic say the former Political Leader of the opposition Liberty Party is dead.
According to the report, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine died in the United States of America on Wednesday November 20, 2019 after a period of illness.
Charles Walker Brumskine was born on 27 April 1951. He contested Liberia’s presidential elections on three occasions (2005, 2011 & 2017).
He was also the senior partner of Brumskine & Associates, a leading Liberian law firm.
According to sources on social media closed to the Liberty Party and families, they confirmed the death of Cllr. Brumskine late Wednesday evening.
This was also confirmed in an official Facebook post of Bong County electoral district three Representative, Josiah Marvin Cole.
President George Manneh Weah wrote on his official Facebook page: “Mourning The Death Of Counsellor Charles Walker Brumskine”
The Liberian leader said “Liberia has lost a great champion of social justice and a stalwart of our body politics. Counsellor Charles Brumskine was a legal luminary whose contributions to our justice system and political sphere will truly be missed. Words are inadequate to express how deeply saddened we all are; over the passing of Counsellor Brumskine – an astute statesman and accomplished public servant whose dedication to country remains irrefutable.”
He added: “This is not only a tough loss for his family, partisans of the Liberty Party and the great people of Grand Bassa County, but for our Country as a whole – as Counsellor Brumskine impacted many lives and contributed immensely in helping shape our democracy for the better. He was a true trailblazer of civil liberties and a man of impeccable character. Gone, but will never be forgotten. His footprints will forever remain indelible in our hearts and his patriotism a benchmark for posterity. As we mourn the passing of this decorated public servant; The Government would like to extend it’s heartfelt condolences and profound sympathies to the Brumskine family, partisans of the Liberty party and the great people of Grand Bassa County for the death of their Son, Father and political leader.”
“Our thoughts and prayers also go to the judiciary, the Liberia Bar Association and all those affected by this great loss. May his soul rest in perfect peace and may light perpetual shine on him. You will truly be missed, Counsellor Brumskine. We bid thee farewell until we meet again. Thanks for all you did for your Country and people – “For Your Faith has found a resting place,” he said.
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