Deyika Nzeribe, Green Party candidate for Greater Manchester Metro Mayor, has passed away aged 50. The former Manchester Green Party chair suffered a heart attack on Sunday, and passed way in hospital later that day.
Deyika was a devoted activist to green politics and environmentalism and leaves behind his three children.
Former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett said,
“Deyika’s death is a huge loss for the Green Party, but also for the city of Manchester.
“It was my privilege to work closely with Deyika in my time as leader. He was a man of enormous energy, passion and creativity, caring deeply for his home community of Hulme and broader communities across Manchester.”
Liberal Democrat candidate Jane Brophy said,
“I was very upset to hear of Deyika’s passing yesterday. His fight for a greener environment was a truly heroic one and I was really looking forward to campaigning alongside him on the many issues we agree with.
“His voice for tackling climate change and social issues will be sorely missed in Manchester, as much as I’m sure it is already missed in the Green Party.
“All my thoughts are with his friends and family at this sad time.”
Pulse Politics’ thoughts and best wishes are with the Nzeribe family at this difficult time