Buhari mourns ex-Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, joining the Plateau State Government and indigenes in mourning the passing of the renowned politician.

Mantu died in a private hospital in Abuja at about 2 am on Tuesday.

He was said to have been ill for nine days.

Reacting, 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.

The president noted that 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.

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