the family in a press release, the senator who represent Abia North senatorial district died on Sunday after long battle with cancer of the lung.
The family said yesterday that burial arrangement will be announce to the public later.
Brief history of Senator Uche Chukwumerije
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.
SenateIn 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 is divorced with 7 children.
Chukwumerije was reelected on the PDP platform in the April 2011 elections. He died in office of lung cancer in 2015