— VP Boakai says as he signed Book of Condolence for fallen PLP Leader
Former Vice President and Standard Bearer of the Unity Party Ambassador Joseph Nyuma Boakai has said that the fallen political leader of the People's Liberation Party (PLP), Dr. Daniel Cassel, had a clear view of what Liberia is going through.
“Cassell built an institution and he was determined and always consulted with us to catch up on issues in the country,” the former VP said on Wednesday when he signed the book of condolence for the deceased PLP leader.
Boakai expressed sympathy on behalf of the Unity Party, and his family and pointed out that we all will miss him.
The National Chairman of the PLP, Tapple Doe, had earlier told Ambassador Boakai that Dr.Cassel decided to return to Liberia to help advance his dream of transforming Liberia, “because Liberia is in a terrible state.”
Doe, however, emphasized that the PLP will work with like-minded Liberians to achieve the dreams of his deceased political leader.
He praised Boakai for his humility and high level of integrity, noting that if the former vice President wanted to get rich at the expense of the Liberian people he would have.
As a traditional Uncle to the late PLP leader, the party looks forward to a good working relationship with the elderly statesman and his UP.
Those present at the signing of the book of condolence from the PLP included Doe, National Chairman, Daniel Gayou, National Secretary General, Kalifal Kromah, Vice Chair for Media Relations,Snob Jabbah, Women Assembly. Chairlady and Pascal Bahntee, Assistant Secretary General for Press and Publicity.
Reports say, the 56-year-old psychotherapist, and business expert turned politician, was discovered unresponsive at his home in the state of New Jersey, USA, on Christmas Day. Cassell, prior to his death, had been under house arrest following his arrest on March 17, by the US government for a litany of allegedly financial malpractices.
He fell off the mountain on Sunday and was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was a physiologist by profession and behavioral specialist consultant, who worked in the United States for years and established Kwenyan Professional Health Services — a buoyant medical care provider — prior to coming to Liberia to join the crowded, polarized political environment.