Former-Vice President of Nigeria, ‘Alex Ekwueme’ Dies At 85

 

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme is dead.

He was aged 85.

A statement from his family signed by his brother and the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme said that he died by 10:00 pm in a London clinic, Sunday.

The statement read:

“Ekwueme family regrets to announce the peaceful passing away of their patriarch, the former Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme GCON.

“The sad event occurred at the London Clinic at 10:00 pm on Sunday 19th November 2017.”

Ekwueme had slumped in his Enugu residence, and immediately taken to the Memfys Neurosurgery Hospital Enugu, where he relapsed and went into a coma.

As soon as he was stabilized in the hospital he was flown to London in an air ambulance last week.

Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme GCON was the first elected Vice-President of Nigeria, in office from 1979 to 1983.

 

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