The Presidency has described late Senator Uche Chukwumerije as a man who will be remembered for “…his dedication and passion for a just and equitable society”
President Goodluck Jonathan expressed this in a State House press release, as he joined the swansong of Nigerians saddened by the loss of distinguished Senator Chukwumerije, who died in a Turkish Hospital, Abuja last night. The patriotic Senator from Abia state, lost his battle with cancer.
The press statement reads;
“President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan extends heartfelt condolences to the Chukwumerije family as well as the government and people of Abia state on the death of Senator Uche Chukwumerije.
“President Jonathan also commiserates with the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria over the passage of Senator Chukwumerije who was an ardent believer in national unity, peace, political stability and progress.
“The President joins them in mourning the late patriot and nationalist who has left behind an impressive legacy of discipline, honesty, integrity and hard work in public service.
“President Jonathan believes that the late Senator Chukwumerije, who had a distinguished career as a journalist, social critic, Minister of Information and Senator, will be long remembered for his dedication and passion for a just and equitable society.
“As the nation mourns him, the President urges Senator Chukwumerije’s family, friends and associates to honour his memory by continually upholding the values and principles which he lived for and never stopped fighting for till his death.
“President Jonathan prays that Almighty God will comfort all who mourn him and grant his soul perfect peace.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
April 20, 2014