MONROVIA: Still being in a state of shock, pain and sorrow just like every Grand Gedeans over the death of the fallen Representative of District #1, Grand Gedeh County, Senator Zoe Emmanuel Pennue extended his deepest condolences to all Grand Gedeans including the bereaved family “for this irreparable loss and stand in our prayers for the Lord’s consolation in these difficult times”, just as he urge the citizens to shun violence no matter the situation they find themselves and imbibe the spirit of oneness and progress at all time.
In a press release issued from the office of the Senator and signed by his Chief of Office Staff yesterday, Thursday, December 7, 2023, Senator Pennue who is noted for his sense of humanity while praying for the citizens to find comfort, peace of mind and hold together in “our thoughts as one people to navigate through these difficult and painful corridors”, lamented that while the people were in this shocking mood of bereavement and taking solace in the Lord, an unprecedented situation emerged since the establishment of Grand Gedeh County in 1964 to divert the attention of the people.
“Fellow Citizens, distinguished ladies, and gentlemen on the morning of Tuesday, December 5, 2023, a bunch of hooligans and bandits rampaged Zwedru City, burnt, vandalized, and looted homes, including the residences of Senator Zoe Emmanuel Pennue, Sr. located in Todeyville and Kudah-Bye Pass respectively. It was also reported that market centers, shops, and stores were closed due to the panic created by the ruffians. And that schools and other business transactions were interrupted for a cause yet to be established.
In a strong worded portion of the release, Senator Pennue said “Barbarism has no space in modern days, contending that as he assesses the situations and associated actions, including the personal and grievous loss he suffered, he vehemently condemned the “lawlessness and unwarranted act by those preposterous and wayward individuals”.
The Senate Standing Committee Chairman on Social Security, Pension and Insurance maintained that Liberia is a country of law; and accordingly, “we call on the Ministry of Justice and other relevant authorities concerned to do more, by bringing would-be perpetrators to book for immediate investigation and subsequent prosecution where applicable”.
Senator Pennue then praised and appreciated the intervention of state security and all peaceful citizens for the return of normalcy to Zwedru City, Grand Gedeh County, which some days ago experience violence activities believed to have been perpetrated by irate youths who went around destroying and vandalizing properties belonging to the Senator and others..
“May God bless all and let peace and unity reign in Grand Gedeh County”, the statement concluded.