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Sunday, February 25, 2024

LIBERIA: TRADITIONAL OFFICE IN ZWEDRU SET ABLAZE

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GRAND GEDEH COUNTY – An office belonging to the National Traditional Council in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County was set ablaze early Tuesday morning by unknown men following the death of electoral district 1 representative-elect Erol Madison Gwion.

The lawmaker, according to sources, died Tuesday morning following a brief illness.

The death of the lawmaker, according to our correspondent has bred tension which led an angry crowd taking to the streets in protest of the death of Gwion – alleging that Gwion’s death is not natural. Some of the protesters told our correspondent that there are people in the county who are responsible for the death of Gwion – and they want justice.

The late Representative-elect, Erol Madison Gwion of electoral district 1

The protest action has forced businesses to close as tension mounts.

Erol Madison Gwion, the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) Representative, according to family sources, succumbed to a lingering illness earlier this morning.

The Grand Gedeh Representative was re-elected on October 10, 2023, to serve his district for another six years.

The late lawmaker was elected 2020 in by-election to replace Senator, Zoe Emmanuel Penney.

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