By Marcus Ikechukwu
Reports just reaching Elendu Reports has it that maverick politician Senator Arthur Nzeribe is dead.
He was 83.
A statement by the family of the late politician titled our “Iroko has fallen” sent to Elendu Reports on Sunday, May 8 confirmed the incident Senator Nzeribe’s death.
According to the statement jointly signed by Ojiabu Francis Anyaegbu Nzeribe, Anthony Akpati Nzeribe and Ojiabu Oliver Nwedo Nezribe, Senator Nzeribe died on Thursday, May 5, 2022
While the family said they have commenced necessary traditional consultations and would in due course release the programme for the funeral rites, it was learnt that Senator Nzeribe died in a foreign hospital of an undisclosed illness.
Read the statement below
The Nzeribe royal family of Umudei royal village of Oguta in 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 grand father, distinguished Senator Chief Francis Arthur Uzoma Nzeribe( Ogbuagu, Oshiji, Demanze Oyimba 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, politics and gave the Nzeribe brand worldwide acclaim.
The family has immediately commenced necessary traditional consultations and will in due course release a programme for his funeral rites.
We appeal to the public to respect the privacy of the family and the solemnity of this event to enable us grieve in peace.