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Popular Politician, Arthur Nzeribe Dies At 83

His emergence as a Senator; his indefinite suspension from Senate over N22 million racket; his link with annulment of June 12, 1993 Presidential election results. Here is the tale of Triumph and Trials of the Orlu’s popular politician

Nzeribe was declared dead at a foreign hospital following an undisclosed ailment.

Nzeribe died at the age of 83 on Sunday morning.

The former lawmaker died of an undisclosed ailment at a foreign hospital.

“He died this morning in a hospital abroad. The family will soon release a statement,” a family source told Sahara Reporters.

Nzeribe was elected a Senator to represent Orlu in 1999.

In November 2002, a former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, suspended Nzeribe indefinitely over an allegation of N22 million fraud.

A hand In June 12 Annulment

The Association of Better (ABN) was used to play a spoiler’s game that was targeted at aborting the June 12 presidential election.

As instructed, the ABN led by a notorious arms dealer, Arthur Nzerebe, went to court and requested the court to put the election on hold, pending the full hearing of the proceedings.   

It was a scheme in scandal. The judge who, heard the case was a lady  named  Ita  Ikpeme.

The suit was the first before her honourable court after her appointment to the bench. That a new judge, who could be regarded a rookie or greenhorn at the bench was to hear the case was a surprise because of the sensitivity of the issue at stake.

The schemer, Babangida, needed such a judge who was amenable to control and would take dictation from Aso Rock. That was why the new judge was a choice counsel in the chamber of Akpampo, who was the then attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice. To demonstrate the evil scheming of the government beyond any doubt, the hearing of the suit took place at night.

The proceedings were heard after 9’0clock. Thus the suit was heard after 7 0’clock in the evening, the traditional time for lowering the national flag.

As expected, the judge granted the plaintiff’s request. The stakeholders didn’t even send counsel to represent them at the hearing. They believe it was a run in nullity.  

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