Earlier, the news of Senator Uche Chukwumerije hit town amidst speculations. However in a statement released by the family representative, named Chidi, “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.” Meanwhile his son Chika Chukwumerije also confirmed his death saying that the Senator died at the age of 75.
Condolences have already started pouring in for the former Information Minister.