Abuja - Former National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and erstwhile governor of Enugu State, Okwesilieze Nwodo, has mourned the passing on of Senator Uche Chukwumerije.
He said during the three terms the deceased served as Senator of Abia North, Chukwumerije was a patriotic and dogged fighter whose contributions to national development were immeasurable.
“He would be greatly missed by many including, family, the People’s Democratic Party, Ndigbo, the Senate, Abia State and the Federal Republic of Nigeri,” said Nwodo.
He urged family, friends and associates to find solace in the fact that Chukwumerijie left a chequered political career that would be treasured for a long time to come.
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“His contributions to the growth of democracy in the country will be remembered for generations especially his role in halting the third term campaign. History certainly will reserve many positive pages on the big impact he made in the twelve years he spent in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Nwodo said.
Nwodo added that as a former Information Minister, Chukwumerije made even bigger contributions to the country.
He prayed that God would give his family the strength to bear the loss.
Chukwumerije died of lung cancer on Sunday at the Turkish Hospital in Abuja at the age of 75.
- CAJ News