Conmany Wesseh to Attend Kojo Tsikata’s Funeral -Says Tsikata, Was the main influence for ECOMOG to come to Liberia

Senator Conmany Wesseh of River Gee County has written the President Pro Tempore of the Liberian Senate, Albert Chea asking for two days absence from plenary this week to enable him attend the funeral services of a fallen ex- military and security chief, Captain Kojo Tsikata which is expected to be held in Accra, Ghana on Thursday, December 9, 2021.

In his letter written to Senator Albert Chea, a copy of which was sent to The Analyst, Senator Wesseh said, “I’m writing to request an excuse from the Plenary on this Tuesday and Thursday. I must attend the funeral of the veteran revolutionary and Pan Africanist Captain Kojo Tsikata scheduled to be held in Accra on this Thursday, 9 Dec. As you may be aware, the Captain was revered as the brain behind the success of the 24-year revolutionary leadership of Flt. Lt. JJ Rawlings that transformed Ghana from 1979 and 1981 to 2005”.

Senator Wesseh paid glowing tribute to the late Captain Tsikata whom he said, “as the famous National Security Advisor, he was the main influence for ECOMOG to come to Liberia to help save our country from self-destruction”. He said in his early life as a young military officer, he stood as one of the most trusted and loyal men with Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah up to the notorious 1966 Coup and after. Senator Wesseh added that he loyally carried out Nkrumah’s orders to protect Patrice Lumumba when he was under fire by the Belgian colonialists and their allies.

“Later in life, Captain Tsikata joined the Angola liberation forces with the support of Cuban revolutionaries to crush the Portuguese colonialists backed by racist apartheid South African mercenaries and occupationists”, he said.

Senator Wesseh continued that in Ghana, Tsikata survived torturous periods of life threatening detentions on charges of attempting coups and that he also became a huge and trusted comrade of Commandante Fidel Castro, Brother leader Muamar Khadafi, Chairman Yasser Arafat, among others. The late Captain mentored young men like JJ Rawlings and Thomas Sankara.

“During my 10 year exile in Ghana in flight from the Liberian military regime from 1981 to 1991, Captain Tsikata gave me and scores of young Liberians also fleeing the regime, revolutionary support and protection.

“On his passing he decreed a simple home going ceremony to be attended by a small group of family members and comrades/friends. My wife Medina and I were honoured to be invited and will observe the cremation ceremony alongside President Nana Akuffo Addo as part of the 60 from many parts of the world.

Captain shall live on forever! Liberia will remember you forever for the peace we are enjoying today”, Senator Wesseh concluded.

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