Nonsochukwu Uwa, Owerri
Maverick politician, and senator who represented Imo West Senatorial District from 1999-2007, Senator Francis Arthur Uzoma Nzeribe, from Umudei village of Oguta Local Government Area, is dead at the age of 83.
He died last Thursday.
The family announced the death of the Senator on Sunday in a statement to newsmen in Owerri and signed by the Royal Palace, Eze Nnani Nzeribe, Eze Eyiche paramount ruler of Oguta.
He was flanked by Ojiabu Francis Anyegbu Nzeribe, Anthony Akpati Nzeribe, and Ojiabu Oliver Nwedo Nzeribe.
According to the family, “The Nzeribe Royal Family of Umudei, Royal village of Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State. In total submission to the will of God Almighty and appreciation of a remarkably worthy life hereby announce the death of our son, cousin, brother, uncle, husband, father and grandfather, Distinguished Senator, Francis Arthur Uzoma Nzeribe, on the 5th day of May 2022 at the age 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. The family has immediately commenced the necessary traditional consultations and will in due course release a programme for his funeral rites.”