President Goodluck Jonathan has extended heartfelt condolences to the family of late Senator Uche Chukwumerije, the government and people of Abia state on the death of the former minister. He also commiserated with the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“The President joins 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,” a statement by the Special Assistant to the president on media and publicity, Reuben Abati, said.
“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’s 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.
The president prayed that God will comfort all who mourn the late senator and grant his soul perfect peace.