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Former Senate President, Mark, mourns Mantu

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Former President of the Senate, David Mark, has expressed shock and sadness over the demise of former Deputy President of the Senate, Ibrahim Mantu.

Mark, in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Paul Mumeh, on Tuesday in Minna, said  Mantu’s death was a devastating loss to the political class.

He noted that the former lawmaker died at a time when his wealth of experience, wisdom and services were most needed to navigate through the murky political terrain.

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Mark described Mantu as a flamboyant leader, who brought panache, character and sagacity to the political space.

The former Senate president stated: “In Mantu, I have lost a friend, brother and compatriot who believed in the sanctity of our unity and ideals of nationhood.

“Mantu played a politics of inclusiveness, fairness, equity and justice. He was a politician who built bridges of understanding across the length and breadth of Nigeria.

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“He was a political leader of high repute. He stood to be counted when it mattered. His death is indeed one too many. He will sorely be missed.

“I am however, consoled that Mantu lived an exemplary life worthy of emulation,”Mark said.

The former Senate president prayed God in His infinite mercies to grant the deceased eternal rest and his family the fortitude to bear the loss.

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