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|Senator for Abia North|
29 May 2003 – 19 April 2015
|Preceded by||Ike Nwachukwu|
Abia State, Nigeria
|Died||19 April 2015
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.
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.
- ORJI UZOR KALU (10 April 2011). "Orji Kalu Fails; Abaribe, Chukwumerije, Nwaogu Reelected Senators". Online Nigeria. Retrieved 2011-04-20.