Uche Chukwumerije

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Uche Chukwumerije
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Senator for Abia North
Incumbent
Assumed office
29 May 2003
Preceded by Ike Nwachukwu
Personal details
Born November 1939 (age 75)
Abia State, Nigeria
Political party PDP

Uche Chukwumerije (born November 1939) was elected a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in April 2003, representing Abia North Senatorial District.[citation needed]

Chukwumerije served as minister of information in the dying days of the military regime of Ibrahim Babangida. Chukwumerije served as minister of information in the interim national government of Ernest Shonekan.[citation needed]

His son Chika won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Uche funded his training.[citation needed]

His other son, Dikeogu Egwuatu Chukwumerije, is a writer and a performance poet. He also hosts the Abuja Literary Society (ALS)'s Night of Spoken Words. He has written books like The African American, One Nigeria: The Birth and Evolution of an Idea, The Revolution Has No Tribe: Contemporary Poetry on African History, Culture and Society Co-written with Azuka Juachi Okonji, Strategic Love: Simple Rules That Make Love Work and many others. He also did a tribute to the legendary Chinua Achebe titles 'Nna Anyi, Is It True?' after his demise. His writings can be found on dikechukwumerije.blogspot.com Dike is married with children.

Senate[edit]

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 reelected to the Senate on April 28, 2007.[citation needed] Chukwumerije is divorced with 7 children.Chukwumerije studied economics at the University of Ibadan.

Chukwumerije was reelected on the PDP platform in the April 2011 elections.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ORJI UZOR KALU (10 April 2011). "Orji Kalu Fails; Abaribe, Chukwumerije, Nwaogu Reelected Senators". Online Nigeria. Retrieved 2011-04-20.