Fallen Montserrado County District # 11 Representative Moses Saah Tandapolie was on Saturday, April 7, 2012 laid to rest. The deceased was buried in Todee, lower Montserrado County. The late Montserrado County lawmaker died during the early morning hours of Friday, March 16, 2012 in Gbarnga, Bong County.
The late legislator and fellow colleagues (lawmakers) were in that part of the country for a two-day legislative retreat.
He was re-elected on the ticket of the country's main opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) in the 2011 Presidential and Legislative Elections.
The late Rep. Tandapolie also served as a Magistrate for over 20 years.
His death brings to two the number of lawmakers of the 53rd Legislature who have died.
It can be recalled that Sinoe County District # 3 Representative, Nelson Wah Barh died few days after he was pronounced winner of the legislative elections.
According to the Government of Liberia, fallen lawmaker Tandapolie died from heart failure.
Solicitor General Wilkins Wright told a news conference recently that the heart failure of the legislator was caused by a disease.
But some family members of the late lawmaker believe that he was poisoned.
Paying tributes at the funeral service held at the Capitol Building in Monrovia, several lawmakers, including the legislative caucuses of Montserrado, Lofa amongst others described the fallen statesman as a “fortune of knowledge and a patriotic citizen.”
According to them, the death of the 'fallen hero' is a great and deep loss to family members, the constituents of District # 11, the 53rd Legislature, friends and the nation at large.
Meanwhile, the funeral service was graced by President ohnson Sirleaf, members of the cabinet, legislators, international diplomats, family members and friends amongst others.