Tuesday’s session at the Liberian Senate was overwhelmed by eulogies from senators over the passing of their colleague, Geraldine Doe-Sheriff of Montserrado County, whom they described as a “warrior, organizer, iron lady, bulldozer and unifier.”
Deep sorrow engulfed the chamber after the Senate Pro-Temp Albert Chie officially announced the death of their colleague in plenary, and many senators could not hold back their tears when they reminiscence the active role played by the fallen Montserrado County lawmaker.
Senator Doe-Sheriff was reported dead at the weekend having battled cancer at the Korle-Bu Hospital in Accra, Ghana.
Pro-Tempore Chie described the death of his colleague as “a great loss” to the Senate and Liberia at large.
He, however, thanked members of the Liberian Senate for the level of love and support shown to their fallen colleague during her period of illness.
The senate said it will miss the enormous contributions and sacrifices made to the State by the fallen chairperson of the Senate Committee on Executive, adding that she was a motivation to the younger generation and women of Liberia and the world at large.
Pro-Temp Chie said the senate is working along with the Executive branch to give the fallen colleague a befitting burial.
The late Senator Doe-Sheriff won her seat at the Senate on the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) ticket in 2009, since then she has been a member of the Liberian Senate and chaired several committees.
At the same time, the president of the Legislative Press Pool Of Liberia (LEGISPOL), Musa Kenneh, has said that LEGISPOL is saddened by the death of Senator Doe-Sheriff, describing her as irreplaceable.
Kenneh conveyed heartfelt condolences to the family of the late senator, adding that she was a “mother and sister” to everyone.
“LEGISPOL had a very cordial relationship with the late senator. Every time we called on her, she was there for us, and all of our programs we executed at the Capitol Building, she stood by us. This is not just a loss for her family, it is also a great loss to Liberia and our hearts are grieving,” Kenneh lamented.