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A SMART PROFILE ON LATE SENATOR UCHE CHUKWUMERIJE

Senator Uche Chukwumerije before his death
Senator 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.

Being a great man as he was, i will give a brief summary of his career, senatorial ambition and family life with the headings that follows:

HIS CAREER LIFE
Chukwumerije served as minister of information under General Ibrahim Babangida and under the interim national government of Ernest Shonekan

SENATORIAL AMBITION
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 reelected on the PDP platform in the April 2011 elections. He died in office of lung cancer in 2015
FAMILY LIFE
Chukwumerije is divorced with 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.
SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA

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