Former Vice Chairman of National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) and prolific author, Dr Arthur Agwuncha Nwankwo, is dead.
He was aged 78.
The publisher and pan-Nigerian activist died at about 2pm on Saturday, 1st February, 2020, at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu, after a brief illness.
The Ajalli, Anambra State-born, was the founder of the famous Forth Dimension Printing Press.
He was also the founder and Chancellor of Eastern Mandate Union (EMU) on which platform he campaigned and advanced the rights of the people of the former Eastern Region.
A strong advocate of the handshake across the Niger, he worked tirelessly to help bring together the Southwest and Southeast politically.
A nationalist, Nwankwo was also an ardent follower of the late Mallam Aminu Kano and an active member of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) on which platform he contested the governorship of old Anambra State during the Second Republic.
Some of his popular works include: The Making of a Nation: Biafra -1969; Nigeria: The Stolen Billions – 1999; Nigeria: The Challenge of Biafra- 1972; Nigeria: The Political Transition and the Future of Democracy- 1993; The Igbo nation and the Nigerian State- 1999; The Igbo leadership and the future of Nigeria- 1985.
Born August 19, 1942, in Ajali, Anambra State, Nwankwo also advocated for a more realistic restructuring of the country to save the country from possible collapse.