Former President John Dramani Mahama has said the death of Alhaji Iddrisu Bature, is a personal loss to him and the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Commiserating with the family of the late Editor of the Al-Hajj newspaper, Mr Mahama in a Facebook post said “Sudden news of the passing of my brother and friend, Alhaji Bature Iddrisu.
This is a great personal loss and for the NDC family. His wit and a great sense of analysis will be sorely missed. May Allah the Merciful grant him Jannatul Firdaus.”
Alhaji Bature, 60, died on Friday, 5 January 2018, at the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital following a short illness.
He will be buried today, Saturday, 6 January 2018 at the Madina Cemetery in Accra, in accordance to the Islamic law.
The late journalist was a harsh critic of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).