Buhari mourns ex-Dep Senate President Ibrahim Mantu
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, joining Plateau State Government and indigenes in mourning the passing of the renowned politician.
President Buhari, in a condolence message by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Tuesday in Abuja commiserated with leaders and members of the National Assembly, friends and political associates of the deceased (Ibrahim Mantu).
The president noted that Ibrahim Mantu dedicated most of his life to the service of his people.
According to him, Mantu’s legacy of reconciliation and promotion of peaceful co-existence will always be remembered, especially in bringing more harmony in his state and the country at large.
He prayed for the repose of the soul of the departed. (NAN)
Mantu was aged 74 years.
Family sources confirmed that Mr Mantu died on Tuesday at a private hospital in Abuja at midnight after a few days of admission.
The sources said the funeral prayer would hold later on Tuesday at Apo legislative mosque in Abuja.
The late Mr Mantu was born in Chanso village, Gindiri District, Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State on February 16, 1947. He attended the Gindiri Demonstration Primary School from 1955 – 1961 and obtained the First School Leaving Certificate.
Mr Mantu joined politics in 1978 and was elected Deputy State Chairman of NPN in Plateau State in 1980. He was a founding member of the Liberal Convention.