Thursday, September 16, 2021

PDP mourns Mantu

Must read

Agency Reporthttps://dailynigerian.com/author/rayyan/
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
- Advertisement -

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has expressed sadness over the death of the former Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ibrahim Mantu.

The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan, on Tuesday in Abuja, described late Mantu, as a “pillar in the PDP,” who could not be forgotten.

Mr Mantu was reported to have died on Tuesday morning in an Abuja hospital at the age of 74.

Mr Ologbondiyan said that the PDP was devastated and inconsolable by the death of one of its leading elders and a member of its Board of Trustees, BoT.

READ ALSO:   'You're doing Boko Haram's work', Buhari tells PDP for faulting service chiefs ambassadorial nominations

He said that Mantu’s death was a huge tragedy that had befallen not only the PDP but Nigeria at large.

READ ALSO:   Customs: Hameed Ali breaks record, generates N799bn in 5 months

“Sen. Mantu was a highly resourceful leader, an excellent lawmaker, exemplary democrat and dazzling political mobiliser; a very humble and detribalised statesman, who spent his life in innumerable sacrifices towards the unity, stability and economic development of our dear fatherland,’’ he said.

Mr Ologbondiyan noted that late Mantu brought his love for the nation, as well as his skills to bear in the Senate, where he served as Chairman, Senate Committee on Information, and Deputy Senate President.

He also noted that the late deputy senate president, who died on Tuesday, played key roles in stabilising the Senate for greater legislative productivity.

“His political dexterity as the Chairman of Joint National Assembly Constitution Review Committee from 2001 to 2003 and from 2003 to 2007, laid the strong foundation for successful reviews of the constitution to reflect the aspirations of Nigerians.

READ ALSO:   Bandits kill 6 soldiers in Katsina
READ ALSO:   FAAN to resolve 6-month contract issue delaying lighting installation at Lagos airport runway – Yadudu

“Mantu was a pillar in the PDP and our party will never forget his sacrifices to ensure the success and growth of the PDP at all levels.

“Above all, Senator Mantu was a good man, a God-fearing soul, who spared nothing in ensuring the wellbeing of others above personal pursuits.

“Mantu’s death is indeed a big blow to our party, but we draw solace in the fact that he lived a fulfilled life and made impart in his calling as a patriot,’’ Ologbodiyan said.

The national publicity secretary said that as the PDP grieves, the meeting of its National Working Committee, NWC, earlier slated for Tuesday had been rescheduled for Wednesday in honour of late Mantu.

READ ALSO:   Fight against terrorism gets boost as US set to deliver Nigeria's 12 Super Tucano

“Our party commiserates with the Mantu family, the PDP fold in Plateau state, the people of Plateau Central as well as the entire state.

“The PDP also prays for God to grant eternal rest to the faithful departed and to the bereaved, the fortitude to bear this huge loss,’’ Mr Ologbodiyan added.

READ ALSO:   Nigerians need to redouble effort for true democracy – PDP

NAN

- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest article

- Advertisement -
cosgrove