Senate has announced the death of Senator Uche Chukwumerije in the evening of Sunday in the Turkish Hospital, Abuja
A statement by Senate Spokesman, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe described the lawmaker who until his death was the Chairman, Senate Committee on Education as political giant and one of the nation,s finest legislator.
Abaribe said the lawmaker who represented Abia North Senatorial District of Abia state in the current senate easily passes as a repository of legislative tradition and practice.
“The Senate will surely miss his erudite contributions on the floor of the chamber and his painstaking approach to committee work. Chukwumerije was indeed an embodiment of legislative tradition and consummate activists democrat who loved his people passionately”, he said.
Also according to a statement by a family representative, Chidi, the Senator died on Sunday after a long but gallant battle with lung cancer.
“On the evening of Sunday, the 19th of April, 2015, surrounded by his family, Comrade Uche Chukwumerije passed into the open arms of history, and of our Lord Jesus Christ, after a long but gallant battle with lung cancer,” the statement said.
“His life is many volumes, which can only be told with care and time, of dedication and focus, integrity and discipline, and an unbroken love for the highest ideals of our shared humanity.
“Details of burial arrangements will be announced in due course. We ask only for your prayers and good wishes.”