Former Nigerian Senator, Arthur Nzeribe, was confirmed dead on Thursday, reports reaching us state.
The passing away of the Nigerian politician was confirmed via a statement put out by Ojiabu Francis Nzeribe and Anthony Akpati Nzeribe on behalf of the family.
“Umudei royal village of Oguta in total submission to the will of God Almighty and in appreciation of the remarkably worthy life, hereby announces the death of our son, cousin, uncle, husband, father and grandfather, distinguished Senator, Chief Francis Arthur Uzoma Nzeribe (Oguagu) on the 5th day May, 2022 at the age of 83,” the statement said.
“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 statement concluded.
The former senator represented Imo West at the National Assembly.
Before his death, the former Senator had been resigned to a wheelchair, in severe medical condition.
Nzeribe remains the longest serving Senator from imo State.