Ibrahim Mantu Is Dead
Sadly, Mantu passed away on Monday night in an Abuja hospital following a brief illness. He was 74 years old at the time.
On Tuesday, a family member in his hometown of Mangu, Plateau State, confirmed his death, according to the source.
Yiljap Abraham, a close associate of Mantu’s and a former commissioner for information in Plateau State, expressed sadness over the senator’s death and described him as an open-minded communal and national politician who operated outside religious and ethnic boundaries.
“Distinguished Senator Mantu maintained a high level of dignity throughout his life,” Abraham said of his predecessor.
During his early upbringing in Gindiri, he was open to everyone and played a role in bringing people together and connecting them. He was concerned about the greater good. He was a politician who stood out from the crowd because of his charisma. Without a doubt, he will be missed.”
Mantu was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees before he died in an accident (PDP).
Mr. Mantu has held a variety of political positions, including Director-General of the defunct National Republican Convention during the 1993 Presidential campaign; National Chairman of the defunct Peoples Democratic Alliance; and National Publicity Secretary of the defunct United Nigeria Congress Party, among others.
In 1999, he was elected as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the Plateau Central Constituency on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and in 2000, he was appointed as the Deputy Senate President.