A former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, has been confirmed dead according to media reports.
Mantu was reported to have died in a private hospital in Abuja in the early hours of Tuesday after falling ill nine days ago.
He was said to have been ill for some time and was again rushed to the hospital in Abuja where he unfortunately died.
The deceased was elected as a senator under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 1999 to represent Plateau Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly.
He gathered political relevance in national politics after emerging as the Deputy Senate President in August 2001, a position he held until 2007.
Before his demise, Mantu was a member of the PDP Board of Trustees.
He equally served in many capacities, including the Director-General of the Defunct National Republican Convention, Presidential campaign 1993; National Chairman, defunct Peoples Democratic Alliance, and National Publicity Secretary defunct United Nigeria Congress Party.