Former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr. Orji Kalu has described the demise of former Deputy Senate President, Alhaji Ibrahim Mantu as a painful loss.
Stressing that the deceased was a consummate politician, Kalu acknowledged the contributions of Mantu to nation building in various capacities.
The former governor noted that the deceased was a detrabilized Nigerian, who carved a niche for himself in the political space.
In a condolence message, Kalu commiserated with family, friends and political associates of the deceased.
He said: “I commiserate with the Mantu family over the demise of former Deputy Senate President, Alhaji Ibrahim Mantu.
“He was a selfless and compassionate politician.
“The deceased was a notable figure in the political circle in Nigeria.
“He was humble, urbane and easy-going.
“The late Mantu will be sorely missed.”
Kalu prayed to Allah to grant the deceased Al-Jannah Firdaus.