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BREAKING: FORMER Senator, Authur Nzeribe who took active part in scuttling June 12, 1993 dies.

Chief Authur Nzeribe (1939-2022)
Chief Authur Nzeribe (1939-2022)

A former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the leader of the Association for Better Nigeria (ABN), Senator Authur Nzeribe is dead.

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He died at the age of 83.

He died on Sunday morning of May 8, 2022, a source told SaharaReporters.

According to the source, Nzeribe was declared dead at a foreign hospital following an undisclosed ailment.

“He died this morning in a hospital abroad. The family will soon release a statement,” the source said.

In 2017, the photograph of ageing and possibly sick Nzeribe, sitting languidly, with medics around him went viral on social media.

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He was elected a Senator to represent Orlu first in 1999 but in November 2002, the then-Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim suspended Nzeribe indefinitely over an allegation of N22 million fraud.

Also, in April 2006, the Orlu People’s Consultative Assembly, sponsored by the then Governor of Imo State, Achike Udenwa, staged what it called a “One million march” to drum support for Nzeribe’s recall from the Senate. Due to popular demand, in December 2006, Nzeribe was defeated by Osita Izunaso during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries for the 2007 Senatorial election.

Nzeribe was the leader of ABN that went to court to scuttle the June 12, 1993 Presidential election won by MKO Abiola. The rest is now history.

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