Tribute: Chukwumerije, It Is The Exit Of A Lion Senator, Says EkweremaduFeatured, Latest News, Press Releases Sunday, April 19th, 2015
Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja – The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu has expressed shock and sadness over the death of Senator Uche Chukwumerije.
Senator Ekweremadu while reacting to the passing away of the ranking Senator who died in Abuja on Sunday, described him as a fearless politician who fought for the interest of the common man and his people..
He also described him as “a patriot who gave his best towards the peace, unity, and development of Nigeria”.
“I am most saddened by the news of the passing on of Distinguished Senator Chukwumerije. It is the exit of a lion Senator, brother, friend, brave comrade, seasoned journalist, credible mobiliser, social critic, pro-poor politician, and a legislator per excellence.
“Comrade was a highly principled patriot who detested political excesses and injustice of any form to any people. He was a most detribilised Nigerian who believed that every part of the country deserved the respect, opportunities, and rights intrinsic in their membership of the Nigerian commonwealth.
“He loved his people, Ndigbo, and gave his very best towards protecting their interest and working for the development of the region,” the Statement reads
The Deputy Senate president said the Senate and the entire nation would sorely miss Senator Chukwumerije, even as heprayed for the peaceful repose of his soul and inner strength for his family and the entire nation to bear the loss.
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