Former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, is dead.
Mantu reportedly died at a private hospital in Abuja after nine days of sickness and isolation.
The former Deputy Senate President died in the early hours of Tuesday in Abuja
“He fell ill about nine days ago and was receiving treatment at home but he was rushed to the hospital when there was no sign of improvement,” a family source said.
The late former Mantu will be buried at 2pm On Tuesday.
Mantu, who hailed from Gindiri, in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, was Mantu was bom on Februay 16, 1947, and was an influential political figure in Nigeria for several years. During the aborted third republic, he vied for the Chairmanship of the National Republican Convention, NRC, one of the two registered political parties.
In 2001, he was elected Deputy Senate President on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a position he held till 2007 when he did not return to the senate.