CHUKWUMERIJE,Comrade Uche (Late)

Born January 11,1939




Popularly referred to as “Comrade Chukwumerije
Gender: Male
Name of Spouse
State of Origin: Abia
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Mother's Name

Chika Chukwumerije, Dikeogu Egwuatu Chukwumerije, Uche Chukwumerije, Jnr., Chidi Chukwumerije

Profession Journalist , Politician , Administrator
Working Experience Head Features . Desk,DailyTimes, 1961; News Desk,Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (howFRCN); dir.Propaganda, defunct Republic of Biafra; Publisher/ceo. Afriscope Magazine; dir.Smurfit Packs, Chromograph Colour Printers; Minister of Information and Culture under General Ibrahim Babangida and under the Interim National Government of Ernest Shonekan.
Methodist Central School, Nkwoagu, Isuochi, AbiaState, 1943-52; Our Lady's HighSchool,Onitsha, 1953-57; University College Ibadan, 1958-61; Faith Bible College, Otta, 1991-92

: Socialist Workers andFarmers Party, 1961; Peoples RedemptionParty (PRP); Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), 1998; Peoples Progressive Alliance(PPA), 2006; People’s Democratic Party

Senator of the Year, ThisDay 10*Anniversary, 2004; Senator of the Year, 11* Annual ThisDayAward; Founder/presd. Pan-African Volunteers for Protection of Lumumba; Movement for the African Union, 1962-65; Socialist Agit-Prop Group, 1964-66; Progressive Thinkers Forum, 1965-66; Christian Unity Band, 1991

Ikoyi Club; Lagos Country Club,,Ikeja

In the Fourth Republic, Chukwumerije was elected to the Senate on the Peoples Democratic Party’s platform, but he fell out of favor with the party’s leadership when he opposed the Third Term Agenda. Chukwumerije eventually decamped to the Progressive Peoples Alliance in 2006, and was reelected to the Senate on April 28, 2007. Chukwumerije was reelected on the PDP platform in the April 2011 elections. He died in office of lung cancer in 2015.
Chukwumerije was divorced and has 7 children. One of his sons Chika won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Another son, Dikeogu Egwuatu Chukwumerije, is a writer and a performance poet.One of his sons Kwame, died in a car accident many years ago.

19 April 2015
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