Son of former Deputy Senate President Ibrahim Mantu, Dr. Umar Mantu, on Tuesday in Jos declared interest in contesting the Mangu/Bokkos Federal Constituency seat.
Mantu, a 32-year-old lawyer, in an interview with the newsmen, shortly after meeting with the Plateau state working committee of the PDP, said that he was motivated by “an innate desire to serve humanity’’.
He decried the dearth of basic facilities in his constituency and promised to seek projects that would improve living standards.
“I feel particularly perturbed at the poor quality of healthcare in my constituency. There are no good hospitals and the schools are in bad shape,” he said.