President Jonathan Extols Chukwumerije's Virtues, Mourns With Family
SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, (THEWILL) – President Goodluck Jonathan has extended his heartfelt condolences to the Chukwumerije family as well as the government and people of Abia State on the death of Senator Uche Chukwumerije.
President Jonathan also commiserates with the Senate over the passage of Senator Chukwumerije who, according to him, was an ardent believer in national unity, peace, political stability and progress.
In a statement issued on Monday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President joined them in mourning Chukwumerije, whom he described as a patriot and nationalist who has left behind an impressive legacy of discipline, honesty, integrity and hard work in public service.
President Jonathan said he believes that the late Senator Chukwumerije, who had a distinguished career as a journalist, social critic, Minister of Information and Senator, will be long remembered for his dedication and passion for a just and equitable society.
“As the nation mourns him, the President urges Senator Chukwumerije's family, friends and associates to honour his memory by continually upholding the values and principles which he lived for and never stopped fighting for till his death.
“President Jonathan prays that Almighty God will comfort all who mourn him and grant his soul perfect peace,” the statement added.