MONROVIA – The leadership of the People’s Liberation Party (PLP) has officially announced the death of their Standard Bearer and Political Leader, Dr. Daniel E. Cassell, which sad event occurred in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States of America during the early morning hours of Monday, December 26, 2022. The PLP also called on its Chairpersons, partisans and well-wishers across the country to remain calm as details surrounding the Standard Bearer’s death will be released soon as information becomes available from family sources.
According to an immediate press release from the PLP, the cause of death of the PLP Standard Bearer is yet to be known following medical examinations.
Dr. Cassell entered the body politics of Liberia in 2019 when he and others formed the People’s Liberation Party (PLP). His Liberation message soon engulfed the nation, especially the launch of the Liberation Transport that massively reduced transportation on the Liberian market for the ordinary citizens.
“Meanwhile, the PLP would like to call on all of its Chairpersons, partisans and well-wishers across the country to remain calm as details surrounding the Standard Bearer’s death will be released soon as information becomes available from family sources. The PLP extends its condolences to the bereaved family, especially his wife and mother of the Green Revolution, Mrs. Bindu Coleman-Cassell, the Cassell’s family, partisans and sympathizers during this difficult time.
“The party therefore calls on partisans to remain focused, determined and dedicated in ensuring that the legacy of the Standard Bearer remains alive in renewing the hope and aspirations of the downtrodden Liberians.
“Finally, the PLP wants to inform the general public the anyone seeking to pay visit or tribute should channel same through the National Secretariat as a book of condolence will soon be opened at the PLP Headquarters,” stated the release from the party’s National Chairman Tapple E. Doe.
It can be recalled that Liberians woke up to an early morning hair-rising news of the death of the political leader and Vision Bearer of the People’s Liberation Party (PLP), Dr. Daniel Estrada Cassell in the United States. Sources close to the demised politician said the incident occurred around 2 am Liberian time on Monday, December 26, 2022. He was 56, just two weeks away to his 57th birthday. He was born on January 8, 1956.
The National Chairman of the Party, Mr. Tapple E. Doe, who is also an in-law to the late Dr. Cassell, in tears while confirming the sad news, said the widow, Mrs. Bindu Coleman Cassell and family are devastated upon hearing the news and has thrown everyone in a state of painful mourning. He did not however give any detail surrounding the circumstances that led to his untimely death.
The death of Dr. Cassell, the vision/standard bearer of the thriving PLP came as a shock to many people who followed his last post on his official Facebook Account wishing Liberians and his supporters a merry Christmas and a new year and followers who commented reciprocating in similar manner while also calling him to return as soon as possible to continue his political journey that has attracted many based on the uncommon welfare policy of the party.
Surprisingly, a day before his untimely death, Dr. Cassel had posted a Christmas Message to Liberians on his social media timeline, entitled: “Season greetings fellow liberators and compatriots”.
“As we Christians and fellow citizens observe today marking the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, my wife and I would like to extend to all of you and your families a merry Christmas and blessed New Year 2023! May our observation be grounded in the true meaning of the season and strengthen our faith in Christ. We wish you all a merry!!!”
Few hours later he posted another piece, this time thanking his followers for reaching a 12k mark of the number of people who followed him on Facebook globally. “I have reached 12k followers! Thank you for your continued support. I could not have done it without each of you,” he said.
Dr. Cassell, a humanitarian par excellence, took the political scene by storm when he transitioned his humanitarian gesture to a full political initiative, organizing and officially registering the PLP as a full-fledged political party to contest the 2023 and subsequent elections in the country. He was elected unopposed as the Standard Bearer and Political leader during its maiden national convention almost two years ago.