Mama Taraba’s brother, Senator Ibrahim is dead
Ibrahim died five months after Alhassan, a former Minister in the Buhari administration, passed. The 67-year-old died on Tuesday night at the Federal Medical Center in Jalingo during an illness.
Ibrahim was elected in 1999 and again in 2003 to represent Taraba Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly. In 2007, he contested for governor of the state under the All Nigerian People’s Party (ANPP) but lost to the late Governor Danbaba Suntai.
Senator Aisha Jumai Alhassan, the younger sister to the deceased, died barely five months ago and most people in the state are yet to recover from her sudden death. For some persons, Sen Ibrahim simply could not put up with the death of his beloved sister and has gone to be with her.
In a condolence message issued in Jalingo Wednesday morning, the Speaker of the state House of Assembly Professor Joseph Albasu Kunini described the late Ibrahim as a political enigma whose death is a devastating blow to the people of the state.
Kunini said that ‘Ibrahim was one of the first senators in this current political era from Taraba state and has remained a voice to reckon with. His sudden demise at a time that the state is faced with various challenges and the government is pulling together all intellectual resources to keep the state healthily afloat is not just a loss to his immediate family but to the entire people of the state and the country at large.
We can not question God’s deed. May He grant their souls Aljannah Firdausi and the family the fortitude to bear the great loss. We shall surely miss the love and counselling of the duo.’