The deaths of Unity Party’s Nelson Bah and Congress for Democratic Change’s Moses Tandapolie sent fears in Legislative members with many taking succor in the Holy Bible.
In such confusion now comes Maryland County’s Isaac Roland who said such premature deaths, “needs divine intervention,” despite scientific causes of death to the contrary.
The redeeming process, he said, will include the formation of a Christian organization, the “Fellowship of Christian Lawmakers” with all interested members of the 53rd Legislature.
In an interview at the Capitol Building yesterday, Representative Roland said, “It’s time to dedicate the lives and activities of the Legislature to God, the Creator, in order to be saved.”
The late Representative Bah did not live to be certificated after the 2011 Legislative and Presidential Elections; for he died before the final results were announced.
CDC Tandanpolie’s death initially created fears among his fellow colleagues and Liberians were shocked at the suddenness of his death, which was reported to be a heart attack, according to an autopsy report.
Representative Roland said such “mysteries will be put to an end because regular prayers will be conducted for Christians and none believers.”
Quizzed on the diverse religious background of the Legislature, the Maryland County lawmaker said, “God is one and everybody regardless of their religious affiliation can form part of us.”
He said he intends to keep God, “on our side always as we work in this building.”
Representative Roland was recently inducted into office after spending several months in court following a disputed electoral process. He was later announced winner of the election and immediately took office in Monrovia.
In session yesterday, Representative Roland distributed leaflets illustrating his picture and wordings bearing the name of the new legislative organization. His action was embraced by some of his colleagues while the leaflets were distributed but many declined to comment.