Chukwumerije was a man of noble values – Buhari

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ABUJA – President-elect General Buhari the demise of Senator Uche Chukwumerije is a diminishing blow to the generation of true progressives in Nigeria and the African continent.

Buhari eulogised Senator Chukwumerije in a condolence message by the Campaign as a pan-African par excellence.

“As a man of my own generation, I observed the progressive activities of Uche Chukwumerije and admired the pan- African interests and national patriotic zeal which dominated and dictated major part of actions and pursuits,” Buhari said.‎

Buhari recalled that in the Second Republic, Chukwumerije parted ways with the ethnic and regional politics of that era to identify with Mallam Aminu Kano, the leader of the masses (Talakawas) and this “marked him as a worker for national unity and a man of noble values.

“As a practitioner, Chukwumerije was a professional who did job with passion and conviction in all positions he held. I was not surprised he was a leading voice in the Senate for twelve years, where he had been serving the Federal Republic till death came calling.”

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The president-elect noted that Comrade Chukwumerije, as he was fondly called by admirers, lived an active life and never sat the fence any national issue.

“Senator Chukwumerije has played an exceptional role in the business of legislation in the country and we will all dearly miss him as an outstanding and an elder statesman.
“I sincerely condole with family and friends, especially constituents in Abia North senatorial district, the people of Abia State and members of the National Assembly,” Buhari said.

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