The household of Francis Arthur Nzeribe, a former Nigerian Senator, has confirmed his demise.
The late lawmaker, who died on Sunday morning, was 83 years previous.
A supply advised SaharaReporters that Nzeribe was declared lifeless at a international hospital following an undisclosed ailment.
Confirming his demise, the household launched a press release signed by Ojiabu Francis Anyegbu Nzeribe; Anthony Akpati Nzeribe and Ojiabu Oliver Nwedo Nzeribe.
In accordance with the assertion, the household has commenced conventional consultations, promising to launch a programme for his funeral rites.
They, nonetheless, appealed to members of the general public to respect the privateness of the household to allow them to grieve in peace.
The assertion, obtained by SaharaReporters reads, “The Nzeribe Royal Household of Umudei Royal Village of Oguta within the Oguta Native Authorities Space of Imo State in whole submission to the desire of God Almighty and in appreciation of a remarkably worthy life hereby pronounces the demise of our Son, Cousin, Uncle, Husband Father, and Grandfather. Distinguished Senator, Chief Francis Arthur Uzoma Nzeribe (Ogbuagu, Oshiji, Damanze Oyimba of Oguta on the fifth day of Could 2022 on the age of 83.
“Whereas we’re pained by this loss, we’re happy with this African Legend who distinguished himself in varied fields together with Sports activities, Worldwide Enterprise, Politics and gave the Nzeribe model worldwide acclaim.
“The family has immediately commenced the 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 to grieve in peace.”