Uche Chukwumerije

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Uche Chukwumerije
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Senator for Abia North
In office
29 May 2003 – 19 April 2015
Preceded by Ike Nwachukwu
Succeeded by TBD
Personal details
Born November 1939
Abia State, Nigeria
Died 19 April 2015(2015-04-19) (aged 75)
Abuja, Nigeria
Political party PDP

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.[citation needed]


Chukwumerije served as Minister of Information and Culture under General Ibrahim Babangida and under the Interim National Government of Ernest Shonekan.


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 was reelected on the PDP platform in the April 2011 elections.[1] He died in office of lung cancer in 2015.[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.