- Senator Ibrahim Nasiru Mantu, has died after nine days of sickness and isolation in Nigeria's federal capital, Abuja
- Mantu was a former Plateau Central Senator and deputy president of the Nigerian Senate from 2001 to 2007
- He was a senator on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and also one of the notable figures in the nation’s political landscape
A former deputy Senate president, Ibrahim Mantu, has died at the Diff hospital in Abuja. Mantu died at about 2am on Tuesday, August 17, after nine days of sickness and isolation according to a family source who spoke with Daily Trust.
He reportedly fell ill about nine days ago and was receiving treatment at home and he was rushed to the hospital when there was no sign of improvement.
Mantu, hails from Gindiri district in Mangu local government area of Plateau state, Leadership newspaper added.
In 2001 he was elected Deputy Senate President under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), a position he held till 2007 when he did not return to the senate.
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Tragedy in NASS As Top PDP House of Reps Member Dies in Hospital
The news of Mantu's death comes hours after a member of the House of Representatives, Omolafe Adedayo, died in Ondo state.
The lawmaker representing Akure North and Akure South in the House was said to have died around 2am on Monday, August 16, at a private hospital in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
9th NASS: Adedayo Omolafe and 10 other lawmakers who have died since 2019
In another report, Legit.ng listed the members of the legislature who have died so far since the inauguration in 2019.
House of Reps
Adedayo Omolafe, 2021 (Akure North/South federal constituency)
Suleiman Aliyu, 2021 (Lere federal constituency, Kaduna)
Haruna Maitala, 2021 (Jos North/Bassa federal constituency, Plateau state)
Yuguda Hassan Kila, 2021 (Gwaram federal constituency, Jigawa state)
Ossy Prestige, 2021 (Aba North/South federal constituency, Abia state)
Ja’afaru Illiyasu, 2019 (Magama/Rijau federal constituency, Niger state)
Muhammadu Adamu Fagen-Gawo, 2019 (Garki, Bubara federal constituency, Jigawa state)
Buhari's driver dies
Afaka's death which happened at the State House Clinic on Tuesday after a prolonged illness was disclosed by a presidential media aide, Garba Shehu.
Shehu said President Buhari in a condolence message commiserated with the government and people of Kaduna, describing the late Afaka as an honest, capable, and reliable person who handled his job with utmost responsibility.