Source: Savannanews24.com / Hamza Lansah Lolly :
The Deputy Minister of Energy, Hon Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam Anta has describes the late Tamale North Member of Parliament, Hon Alhaji Abubakari Sumani as his mentor and hero who have impacted his life positively.
Hon Alhaji Abubakari Sumani passed on yesterday at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra while on admission.
Dr. Adam Anta who lost to the late Hon Sumani in the 2000 elections said, on his Facebook page, the longest serving Tamale North Legislator was his advisor, mentor and inspirer. ” You are no more, but your words live with me, and I will never forget. Uncle, as I used to call you, Rest In Peace and may Allah receive you in Jannatul firdaus. Ameen”.
Read below Hon Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam Anta’s eulogistic and condolences:
My first parliamentary contest was in 2000 against Hon. Alhaji Abukari Sumani and other distinguished candidates. The results were not clear but I refused to challenge it although very painful to my supporters and I. I was still young and had a great political future ahead. But the humanity in him was very clear to me as he visited me on two occasions to advise me not to abandon further academic studies. Anytime we met, his words of encouragement about education were loudest – “go and study for your PhD”. Hon. Abukari Sumani, your words were later to define my career path, and for this I am eternally grateful. We were political competitors, but above it, you were my advisor, mentor and a great inspiration to me. You are no more, but your words live with me, and I will never forget. Uncle, as I used to call you, Rest In Peace and may Allah receive you in Jannatul firdaus. Ameen.