Deputy Speaker mourns Rep. Maitala

By EricJames Ochigbo

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Ahmed Wase, (APC-Plateau) has expressed sadness over the death of Rep. Haruna Maitala, in an auto accident on Friday night.

In a statement on Saturday in Abuja, Wase said the death was a shock and described Maitala as a friend, a brother and a legislator per excellence.

He said that Maitala died in an auto crash alongside his son and aides on his way to Jos from Abuja.

He said Maitala was a hardworking, dedicated and honest politician who died when his services were needed the most.

“I am deeply saddened as I join the people of Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency and the entire Plateau to mourn the loss of our brother and colleague, Hon. Haruna Maitala.

“We have lost one of our illustrious sons, a loving father, a man of peace filled with wisdom and honesty.

“We cannot question the Almighty Allah over what has happened, so I urge members of his family and his constituents to take heart and consider the death of Hon. Maitala as part of Allah’s Decree.

“I also pray to Allah to forgive all his sins while on earth and grant the departed souls eternal rest,” he said.

Until his death, Maitala represented Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency of Plateau in the House of Representatives. (NAN)