NIGERIA: Uche Chukwumerije Passes Away: President Jonathan Sends Condolences To His Family, People of Abia State
President Goodluck Jonathan has extended heartfelt condolences to the Chukwumerije family as well as the government and people of Abia State on the death of Senator Uche Chukwumerije.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, the President also commiserates with the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria over the passage of Senator Chukwumerije whom he refereed to as an ardent believer in national unity, peace, political stability and progress.
The President joined them in mourning “the late patriot and nationalist who has left behind an impressive legacy of discipline, honesty, integrity and hard work in public service”.
“President Jonathan believes that the late Senator Chukwumerije, who had a distinguished career as a journalist, social critic, Minister of Information and Senator, will be long remembered for his dedication and passion for a just and equitable society.
“As the nation mourns him, the President urges Senator Chukwumerije family, friends and associates to honour his memory by continually upholding the values and principles which he lived for and never stopped fighting for till his death,” the statement read.
President Jonathan also prayed that Almighty God will comfort all who mourn him and grant his soul perfect peace.
Senator Chukwumerije died on the evening of Sunday, April 19, 2015, surrounded by his family.