Second Republic politician, Senator Arthur Nzeribe, dies abroad at the age of 83 years.
A reliable source close to the family who spoke to The PUNCH Sunday afternoon on the condition of anonymity said the flamboyant politician died in a foreign hospital.
The family confirmed the death of the politician in a statement on Sunday titled, ‘Our mighty Iroko has fallen: Senator Chief Francis is dead’.
The statement was signed by Ojiabu Francis Anyegbu Nzeribe, Anthony Akpati Nzeribe, and Ojiabu Oliver Nwedo Nzeribe on behalf of the Nzeribe Royal Family.
The statement read, “Umudei Royal Village of Oguta in the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, in total submission to the will of God Almighty and in appreciation of a remarkably worthy life hereby announces the death of our Son, Cousin, Uncle, Husband, Father, and Grandfather, Distinguished Senator, Chief Francis Arthur Uzoma Nzeribe (Ogbuagu, Oshiji, Damarae Oyirrba of Oguta) on the 5th day of May 2022 at the age of 83.
“While we are pained by this loss, we are proud of this African Legend who distinguished himself in various fields including sports, international business, and politics and gave the Nzeribe brand worldwide acclaim.
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