Ohakim, Okorocha eulogise Nzeribe
A former Imo State Governor, Dr. Ikedi Ohakim, has described the death of Maverick politician, Senator Arthur Nzeribe, as that of a “Colossus, enigma, and one loss too many.”
The late Nzeribe died on Sunday, at an undisclosed foreign hospital at 83. The late political icon represented Orlu Zone (Imo West Senatorial District), from October 1979 to December 31, 1983, under the Nigeria People’s Party (NPP), and later, from 1999 to 2007, under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had been terminally ill in the last seven years.
However, Ohakim, in a statement issued by his media aide, Collins Ughalaa, and made available to The Guardian, yesterday, regretted that the state and beyond have lost someone who distinguished himself with several political and traditional titles such as “Ogbuagu, Oshiji, Damanze and Oyimba.”
Ohakim, who is aspiring to contest the Imo North Senatorial District, said he received the news of the death of Nzeribe with shock, noting that it would be felt for many years to come.
The former governor said the deceased was ‘a pride to the Igbo nation and the entire black civilisation.”
ALSO, a former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has described late Arthur Nzeribe as a political octopus and enigma. Okorocha, who represents Imo West Senatorial District (the deceased’s zone) in the Senate, stated this, yesterday, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Sam Onwuemedo.
According to Okorocha, he received the news of the “maverick politician’s” death with shock and disbelief, stressing that the late statesman would ever be remembered in the political history of Nigeria.