The historic chronicles of multiparty democracy in Africa’s oldest republic will never be complete without mentioning the name of River Gee County’s current Senator, Conmany B. Wesseh, a man who stood shoulder to shoulder with hundreds of gallant men and women in the late 1970s to throw a monkey wrench into the then one-party political hegemony of the ruling elites that had left the aboriginal masses marginalized for eons towards the periphery of political and economic ignominy. In celebration of the 70th Birth Anniversary of one of Liberia’s truest freedom fighters, Senator Conmany B. Wesseh, which is being observed today, Saturday, March 25, 2023, The Analyst joins the rest of the citizenry to eulogize a true patriot.
At the time of the 1979 Rice Riots, Conmany was already a staunch member of the Movement for Justice in Africa (MOJA), a revolutionary vehicle that sought to economically and politically empower and conscientize the downgraded Liberian masses.
During the Liberian Civil War, Wesseh worked with the late Dr. Amos Sawyer, former Interim President of Liberia as Executive Director and co-founder of the Center for Democratic Empowerment. After the war, he joined Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Unity Party. Sirleaf appointed him to several positions within her government, including Ambassador to the United Nations. He ran for the Liberian Senate in 2005, 2009, and 2011, losing each time. However, he won his 2014 campaign for the senate for River Gee with 26.1% of the vote. Today, Senator Wesseh remains one of the few opposition voices of reason, advocating for the suffering masses.
It is therefore no gainsaying to surmise that it is because of the extra hours of dedicatory service put in by gallant patriots like citizen Conmany Wesseh that Liberia today can boast of being a democratic model, even after going through decades of civil strife which left the country’s infrastructure and human resource capacities almost completely decimated.
Meanwhile, as Senator Wesseh and family quietly observe a low key celebration of his 70th birth anniversary, The Analyst joins other well-meaning Liberians to empathize with the family for the irreparable loss of a staffer of Senator Wesseh’s office.
The Management of The Analyst newspaper in extending Birthday Greeting to Senator Wesseh wishes to clarify that an invitation card extended to the Publisher, Mr. Stanley Seakor published in the paper’s Friday, March 24, 2023 edition on the 70th Birthday anniversary of the River Gee Senator was actually not meant for the public, as invitations were sent to a few persons mainly because of the solemnity of the events that occasioned Senator Wesseh’s 70th birth anniversary.
Finally, The Analyst joins Liberians and friends of Liberia at home and abroad to wish Senator Conmany Wesseh long life, prosperity and added wisdom in his role as a remarkable statesman of unappareled achievements on the occasion of his 70th birth anniversary.
It is also our ardent hope that Senator Wesseh takes solace in the passing of his endeared office staff.
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