Uche Chukwumerije, a senator of the federal republic and democratic icon is dead. He was minister of information during the regimes of Ibrahim Babangida and Ernest Shonekan. He was elected in 2003 to represent Abia north senatorial district.
His death was announced by family members yesterday evening in a statement.
“In the evening of Sunday, the 19th of April, 2015, surrounded by his family, Comrade Uche Chukwumerije passed into the open arms of history, and of our Lord Jesus Christ, after a long but gallant battle with lung cancer.
“His life is many volumes, which can only be told with care and time, of dedication and focus, integrity and discipline, and an unbroken love for the highest ideals of our shared humanity.
“Details of burial arrangements will be announced in due course. We ask only for your prayers and good wishes.”
He was aged 75.
May his soul find repose. Amen!