President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of the late former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu who died on Monday evening.
As earlier reported by Naija News, Mantu, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) passed away in Abuja after a brief illness.
Buhari in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina also sent condolences to the government and people of Plateau State as well as the National Assembly.
“President Muhammadu 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.
“President Buhari commiserates with leaders and members of the National Assembly, friends and political associates of the former Deputy Senate President, who dedicated most of his life to service of his people.
“The President prays for the repose of the soul of the departed, believing his 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,” the statement reads.
In a similar development, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described the death of a former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, as a big blow that will be deeply felt by the party.
The PDP spokesman, National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, made this known in a statement to commiserate with the family of the late Senator, on Tuesday.
Ologbondiyan also stated that because the PDP is mourning Mantu, who is one of its leading elders and a member of its Board of Trustee, the party has postponed the meeting of its National Working Committee (NWC) earlier billed for Tuesday to Wednesday in his honour.