Rep. Fofi Baimba of Lofa is Dead

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Lofa County Electoral District #2 Representative, Sahr Fofi Baimba, died yesterday at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Monrovia.
The chairman of Lofa Legislative Caucus, Rep. Moses Y. Kollie, made the disclosure to the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview yesterday.
According to him, Rep. Baimba was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital after a sudden illness that he could not name.
Quoting family sources, Rep. Kollie said the late Rep. Baima “had prepared his tea and told one of his boys to go and fuel his car to take him to the Jackson F. Doe Memorial Hospital in Tappita, Nimba County for check-up.”
According to Kollie, “in no time after giving the instruction to the boy, Baima fell out and was then rushed to the JFK Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.”
He said the bereaved family informed him earlier that Rep. Baimba was first rushed to a nearby clinic, but the clinic referred them to the SOS Clinic. At the SOS Clinic they were further referred to JFK Hospital where the lawmaker passed away.
Rep. Kollie said Rep. Baimba died about 9:00 a.m.
He was over 60 years old.
The Lofa County Lawmaker described the late Baimba as the most senior lawmaker among the seven-member Lofa Legislative Caucus.
“Lofa has lost the greatest lawmaker and the Caucus will miss the most senior and a very bold and straightforward man,” Rep. Kollie said. “It is still like a dream and it came like a swift wind. We are deeply saddened by Rep. Baimba’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”
The late Baimba was elected in 2011 and was seeking re-election in 2017. “He was certain of his re-election so he always encouraged us to do those things that would re-elect us,” Rep. Kollie said.
The former Lofa lawmaker was chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry, and was an executive member of the Unity Party (UP).
“The Speaker and members of the leadership as well as other Representatives, including some members of the Senate will go and sympathize with the bereaved family in the morning,” Rep. Kollie, who is chairman of the Committee on Ways, Means and Finance, said.
“Also by tomorrow, the flag at the Capitol Building will be flown at half-mast and a black veil will be draped at the gates to indicate that we have lost a great lawmaker.”
The only female Representative of Lofa County, Madam Mariamu Fofana, described the death of “Rep. Baimba as a terrible loss.”
“We have lost a father who was not only representing District # 2, but also the entire county. We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of our father,” Rep. Fofana said.

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