Arthur Nzeribe passes on, Uzodimma murns
.says Nigeria has lost a political juggernaut
By Valentine Amanze
The Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has commiserated with Imo citizens and Oguta people in particular over the passing away of Senator Arthur Nzeribe.
In a statement issued by his media aide, Mr. Oguwike Nwachuku, on Sunday, the governor described Nzeribe’e death as a big loss.
The governor said that Senator Nzeribe, who reportedly died on Sunday at the age of 83, would forever be remembered as a political juggernaut in Nigeria.
Governor Uzodimma also said that his death has robbed Imo State and Nigeria of a seasoned politician and business icon, noting that Senator Nzeribe died when his fatherly and statesmanly advice were needed.
The governor, however, urged the late Nzeribe’s family members, the people of Oguta, his political and business associates, friends and well wishers to pray for the deceased.
Governor Uzodimma, who said Nzeribe’s death was a personal loss to his family, urged God to grant the soul of the deceased a peaceful repose.
Nzeribe reportedly died on Sunday, according to family sources, having been born on November 2, 1938.
Senator Nzeribe, Osi ji, Ogbuagu Damanze, represented Orlu senatorial zone between October 1983 and December 1983 in the Second Republic on the platgorm of the Nigeria People’s Party (NPP).
At the return of the third republic, he also represented the people of Imo West between May 1999 and May 2007 on the platform of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).