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Sen Uche Chukwumerije is dead

Posted: Apr 19, 2015 at 8:42 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Education, Uche Chukwumerije is dead. He died on Sunday at the age of 75.

Chukwumerije represented Abia North Senatorial District; he was first elected in April 2003, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). However, he defected to the Progressives Peoples Alliance (PPA) after a misunderstanding with the PDP in 2006.

Chukwumerije, a professor, studied economics at the University of Ibadan. He was a minister of information in the administration of military President, General Ibrahim Babangida.