A former adviser to Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on National Assembly Matters, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, has described the death of Senator Uche Chukwumerije as a painful, one noting that he was passionate about the plight of the Bakassi people.
In a statement made available to newsmen, on Wednesday, Ita-Giwaeulogised Chukwumerije, adding that he learnt on the job and understood legislative procedures.
In her words: “Death is a necessary end, but I join millions of Nigerians in mourning a distinguished senator, colleague and politician, Senator UcheChukwumerije.
“I have fond memories of my encounters with him and it’s sad that he left at a time the nation required more of his political inputs and wisdom, especially as we transit from one administration to another.
“Chukwumerije was a good lawmaker, who learnt on the job and contributed tremendously to the democratic stability of the nation’s polity.
“He was always on hand to advise me, while I was the Special Adviser on National Assembly Matters to two former Presidents.
“As a lawmaker, he was passionately concerned about the plight of my people and he supported the struggle. I take solace in the fact that he was a good man and he left his footprints on the sands of time.
“I pray for the repose of his soul and the fortitude for his family and friends to bear this great loss.”