Terminally ill Arthur Nzeribe dies at last…4 things to know

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Terminally ill Senator Francis Arthur Nzeribe has died at last. He died this morning in a foreign hospital after a protracted illness. He had been on life support for some time now, sources said.

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Born in 1938, the maverick senator died after a protracted illness in a foreign hospital.

–Terminally ill Nzeribe

Family source hinted of a full press statement on the passing of their patriarch, soon.

When a correspondent visited his palatial country home known as ‘Haven of Peace’, located at Egbuoma community in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo, only a security guard was seen in the vicinity.

However, at his father’s compound in Umudei village in the same council area, a man, Mr. Justinian Nzeribe, who identified himself as the only surviving child of eight Nzeribe siblings, confirmed the death of the icon. He said he received the sad news at about 6:00am this Sunday morning.

Four things to know

–In 2017, the photograph of ageing and possibly sick Nzeribe, sitting languidly, with medics around him went viral on social media.

–He was elected a Senator to represent Orlu first in 1999 but in November 2002, the then-Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim suspended Nzeribe indefinitely over an allegation of N22 million fraud.

–Also, in April 2006, the Orlu People’s Consultative Assembly, sponsored by the then Governor of Imo State, Achike Udenwa, staged what it called a “One million-man march” to drum support for Nzeribe’s recall from the Senate. Due to popular demand, in December 2006, Nzeribe was defeated by Osita Izunaso during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries for the 2007 Senatorial election.

–He played a wide range of role during the NADECO struggle of the June 12, 1993 era/SHARE THIS

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