- Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari is mourning the death of the former deputy senate president, Ibrahim Mantu
- In a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari condoled with the family of the former lawmaker, who died on Tuesday, August 17, at age 74 as revealed
- Buhari prayed for the soul of the departed, saying the late politician’s legacy of reconciliation and promotion of peaceful co-existence will be not be forgotten
Punch reports that the Special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina revealed this on Tuesday, August 17, in statement titled, ‘President Buhari mourns former deputy senate president, Ibrahim Mantu.'
The statement reads:
“Buhari condoles with family of former Deputy senate president, Ibrahim Mantu, joining plateau state government and indigenes in mourning the passing of the renowned politician."
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“President Buhari commiserates with leaders and members of the National Assembly friend and political associates of the former Deputy senate president, who dedicated most of his life to the service of his people."
The president who prayed for the soul of the departed, added that the late politician’s legacy of reconciliation and promotion of peaceful co-existence will always be remembered especially in bringing harmony in his state and the country at large.
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The lawmaker representing Akure North and Akure South in the House was said to have died around 2am on Monday, August 16, at a private hospital in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
The death of the federal legislator was confirmed by Kennedy Peretei, the spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state.
Adding that the death of the legislator was a big blow to the party.