ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar bids Senator representing Abia North and former Minister of Information, Senator Uche Chukwumerije, a farewell to eternity, describing him as a fine gentleman.
Atiku Abubakar says in a press statement signed by his media office in Abuja on Monday that the news of Senator Chukwumerije’s death on Sunday evening came to him as a rude shock.
“Senator Chukwumerije was in the class of those gentlemen you cannot but notice his outstanding qualities even when he stood in the midst of other men.
“His mannerism came across as someone who was well cultured. He was very sartorial in style and in presentation; and he never confused you about the disciplined background of his origin. He was a very worthy ambassador of his people.
“As a politician, he was very classy and as a statesman he was exceptional. His death came as a rude shock and I do sincerely pray that God grants his family, the people of Abia State, friends and colleagues at the National Assembly the fortitude to bear the loss.”