Taraba State Governor, Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku has condoled with his Plateau State counterpart, Rt. Hon Simon Lalong over the death of Ibrahim Mantu, former Deputy Senate President.
Governor Ishaku recalled a meeting with the former Deputy Senate President barely two weeks ago at a political forum in Abuja and said he is greatly shocked with the news of his death.
He described the late Senator Mantu as a consistent and influential political voice whose contributions to the birth and sustenance of the current democratic dispensation in Nigeria will never be forgotten.
As a politician, Mantu never wavered in his belief and desire for the unity of Nigeria.
This guided his actions and utterances as member of the Senate, Ishaku said.
With his death, Ishaku said, Nigeria has lost a strong political voice and a bridge builder. He prayed God to grant his soul eternal rest.
BALA DAN ABU
Special Adviser to the Governor,
Media and Publicity.