Nzeribe, great politician, says Uzodimma – The Sun Nigeria
Since Stanley Uzoaru,Owerri
Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma yesterday described the late Senator Francis Arthur Nzeribe as a great man and politician who will be missed by all.
Uzodimma, speaking at the funeral of the late non-conformist politician at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oguta, said: “Everyone agrees that Senator Nzeribe was a great man and that his death is delicate. He came a great man, lived a great man and goes a great man. The events surrounding the late senator show that he was a great man both in life and in death.
The Governor further noted that Nzeribe was one of the best and brightest in Igboland and Nigeria and claimed that the late senator was a “common denominator in Nigeria’s political lexicon”.
Uzodimma also wrote in the condolence message, “There is no other way to define a great man other than what you represented here on earth before your passing. May the good Lord grant you eternal mercy and peace from heaven.
Earlier in his homily, Reverend Father Obilor urged the living to always ask for God’s mercy in line with the biblical injunction: “Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy.”
He pointed out that the worst sin in the world is the denial of justice, so he urged the congregation to seek God and do good while they are still alive.
Father Obilor said the late Nzeribe started in time to prepare for his eternal journey, noting that he was a practicing Catholic even until death.
Furthermore, he said that Nzeribe lived for the poor, spoke his mind as a politician and never compromised his personal relationship with his God.
The burial was attended by prominent figures from Imo State and beyond, including the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Professor Placid Njoku, former Governor of Imo State Ikedi Ohakim and his wife, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu and his wife, Chairman of Imo State Council of Elders, HRM Eze Cletus Ilomuanya. , Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe and former INEC President, Professor Maurice Iwu.