Senator Ibrahim Mantu, a past Deputy Senate President, is dead.
The report has it that Mantu died on Monday night in a hospital in Abuja after a short ailment. The late Senator was 74 years old.
His death was confirmed on Tuesday by a family source in his hometown, Mangu in Plateau State.
According to the source, ‘No doubt, it’s valid. We just got the report of his death in an Abuja hospital last night.’
‘senator Matu has been sick periodically sick for some time and when he arrived at Jos the previous weekend, the ailment began again and he scurried to the clinic. However, he could not survive it. He’ll be missed.’
A former Commissioner for Information in Plateau State and his tight associate, Yiljap Abraham, who conveyed grief over his death, portrayed the late senator as an open-minded nationwide politician whose dealings are beyond religious and racial edges.
‘The outstanding Senator, Mantu held himself in high dignity throughout his lifetime on earth.
‘In his early upbringing in Gindiri; he was hospitable to all and made sure he touched and connected with people. His interest was the general good all. We will miss him dearly,’ Yiljap said.
Before his death, Senator Mantu was a part of the Board of Trustees of the PDP.
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The Ex-Deputy Senate President had been active in poa politics, which he made a career and acted in different abilities and also held several political jobs, which includes the DG of the Defunct National Republican Convention, the National Chairman, defunct Peoples Democratic Alliance (PDA), and National Publicity Secretary defunct United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP).
He was voted as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Plateau Central Constituency )In 1999 under the umbrella of the PDP and was nominated in the year 2000, as the Deputy Senate President of the federal republic of Nigeria.