Senator Uche Chukwumerije Dies At 75
Senator Uche Chukwumerije is dead, the Abia born senator died at the age of 75.
According to African Independent Television, AIT, which reported the dead said he died of an undisclosed illness at God have mercy on his soul.
According to the report, it has it that he died in a Turkish Hospital in Abuja.
According to Wikipedia, In the Fourth Republic, Chukwumerije was elected to the Senate on the Peoples Democratic Party’s platform, but he fell out of favor with the party’s leadership when he opposed the Third Term Agenda. Chukwumerije eventually decamped to the Progressive Peoples Alliance in 2006, and was re-elected to the Senate on April 28, 2007. Chukwumerije was re-elected on the PDP platform in the April 2011 elections
It will be recalled that Chukwumerije who studied economics at the University of Ibadan, served as minister of information in the dying days of the military regime of Ibrahim Babangida, he also served as minister of information in the interim national government of Ernest Shonekan.
Meanwhile the family has confirmed the dead of the former information minister as the added that he died of lung cancer.
He is survived by 7 Children.