Nzeribe, who is now 78, was defeated in the 2006 primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party to elect a senatorial candidate for his Orlu Imo state constituency.
He has not been a factor in the Nigerian politics for close to a decade.
He once ran for office as president and was elected a senator in the short-lived Babangida military-Civilian rule experiment and in 1999 and 2003.
We wish him a quick recovery.
Nzeribe was a close ally to former military president, ibrahim babangida.