Senator for Abia North
29 May 2003 – 19 April 2015
Succeeded by TBD
Abia State, Nigeria
19 April 2015
Uche Chukwumerije (November 1939 – 19 April 2015) was elected a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in April 2003, representing Abia North Senatorial District.
Chukwumerije served as Minister of Information and Culture under General
Ibrahim Babangida and under the Interim National Government of Ernest Shonekan.
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.
Chukwumerije was reelected on the PDP platform in the April 2011 elections.
He died in office of lung cancer in 2015. [1 ] [2 ]
Chukwumerije was divorced and has 7 children. One of his sons
Chika won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Another son, Dikeogu Egwuatu Chukwumerije, is a writer and a performance poet.One of his sons Kwame, died in a car accident many years ago.Chukumerije studied Economics at the University of Ibadan.
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