Former Deputy Senate President Ibrahim Mantu Is Dead - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE


Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Former Deputy Senate President Ibrahim Mantu Is Dead

By Our Correspondent

Former Deputy Senate President Ibrahim Mantu is dead, family sources confirmed to Salient Times

Mantu died in a private hospital in Abuja in the early hours of Tuesday after falling ill nine days ago.

The deceased was elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 1999 to represent Plateau Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly.

He was elected deputy president of the senate in August 2001.

Mantu was bom on Februay 16, 1947.

In his autobiography released in 2020, Orji Kalu, former Abia governor, said Mantu was the true hero in the efforts to stop the third term agenda of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2006.

The bill to amend the 1999 constitution and extend the presidential term limit by another four years had failed to pass at the national assembly.

According to the ex-Abia governor, Mantu, then-chairman of the senate constitution review committee, worked against the agenda behind the scene.

“Mantu was the one who scuttled the third term, and in doing so, he incurred Obasanjo’s eternal hatred. So Nigerians should celebrate him,” Kalu had said.