BREAKING: Former Nigerian Senator Is Dead
Francis Arthur Nzeribe, a former Nigerian senator, has died, Onyxnewsng reports.
He died early morning on Sunday, 8th May 2022, at aged 83, reports stated.
According to the source, Nzeribe died in a foreign hospital after suffering from an unidentified illness.
“He died this morning in a foreign hospital. A message from the family will be released soon.”
The image of an elderly and presumably unwell Nzeribe lounging languidly with physicians surrounding him went popular on social media in 2017.
Authur Nzeribe was in 1999 elected to the Senate to represent Orlu, but in November 2002, then-Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim banned Nzeribe indefinitely over a N22 million fraud charge.
In April 2006, the Orlu People’s Consultative Assembly, chaired by Imo State Governor Achike Udenwa, launched a “One million march” to rally support for Nzeribe’s recall from the Senate.
Nzeribe was beaten by Osita Izunaso in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries for the 2007 Senatorial election due to public demand in December 2006.