Mantu again

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Nu­rud­deen M. Ab­dal­lah

Se­na­tor Ibrahim Mantu was deputy Se­nate Pres­i­dent dur­ing the end of Pres­i­dent Oluse­gun Obasanjo’s ten­ure.

He was Se­nate Com­mit­tee chair­man on Con­sti­tu­tion Re­view. He was ac­cused of be­ing at the fore­front of those who at­tempted to re­view the con­sti­tu­tion to ac­com­mo­date Obasanjo’s in­glo­ri­ous Third Term Agenda.

Apart from politi­cians, rights ac­tivists and op­po­si­tion el­e­ments, even cler­ics didn’t spare the politi­cian in their pul­pits.

Many of them re-chris­tened him Se­na­tor ‘Man­tuwa’ over his al­leged role in the Third Term Agenda.

Af­ter the ten­ure elon­ga­tion plot flopped at the two cham­bers of the Na­tional As­sem­bly, Mantu also lost his re-elec­tion to the Se­nate from Plateau. Since then, he went into hi­ber­na­tion.

Mantu is at it again. Last week, he con­vened a new group called Na­tional Unity Fo­rum. Co­in­ci­den­tally, Mantu group emerged when the Se­nate is con­tem­plat­ing draw­ing a new con­sti­tu­tion. This is the sec­ond com­ing of Mantu.

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