Just In: Former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, Dies at 74

A close source of the Mantu’s family, has confirmed to newsmen that, former Deputy President of the Senate, Ibrahim Mantu is dead.  Senator Mantu was said to have died early hours of Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at a private hospital in Abuja.

 

Senator Ibrahim Mantu, who has now been confirmed dead was said to have been on admission few days earlier before his death.  The nature of his ailment has not been disclosed to the press. He was aged 74.

 

Funeral prayer for the repose of the dead, according to the family source, would hold same Tuesday, August 17, at Apo Legislative Mosque, Abuja.

 

Born in Chanso village, Gindiri District, Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State on February 16, 1947, Late Ibrahim Mantu, after his primary and secondary education, he went ahead to obtain a B.A. (Hons.) degree in Political Science from the Washington International University after which, he was awarded a Honourary Doctorate Degrees at different universities in and outside the country.

 

Senator Mantu, who joined politics in 1978, rose to prominence as a politician and became the Deputy Senate President in 1999; a position he held for eight years.  Until his death, he was a member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, (PDP), Board of Trustees (BOT) and a National Executive Committee (NEC) member of the same party.

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