Nigerian Senator, Benedict Murray-Bruce, who currently represents the Bayelsa East constituency under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Bayelsa State, has reacted to the death of President Muhammadu Buhari‘s ally, Isa Funtua.
According to the lawmaker, the deceased had told him earlier before he was reported dead that he will call him the next day.
The business magnate and politician revealed that he had a conversation with Funtua three hours before the shocking news and he had promised to reach back to him via phone in the next day after their conversation.
Senator Bruce, however, expressed his grieve with the family of the deceased and asked God to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.
He tweeted; “I am saddened by the death of my brother and senior colleague, Mallam Isa Funtua. I spoke to him just three hours before his reported death, and he promised to further call me tomorrow. I pray that God comforts his family and loved ones, and may his soul rest in peace.”
See the tweet below;
Meanwhile, reports had it that Funtua who died on Monday, July 20 would be buried in Abuja on Tuesday.
Naija News understands that the life patron of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria is from the same hometown as President Buhari.