A former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, is dead.
He died at a private hospital in Abuja after nine days of sickness and isolation, reports quoted a family source as saying.
According to the family source, Mantu died at about 2am on Tuesday.
“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,” the source said adding that the funeral prayer would hold later on Tuesday, in Abuja.
Before his demise, Mantu was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and was one of the notable figures in the nation’s political landscape for many years.
He was elected Deputy Senate President in 2001 under the platform of the PDP, a position he held till 2007 when he did not return to the senate.
Mantu worked in various establishments before joining politics. He hailed from Gindiri District in the Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.