Former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ekwueme is dead.
The news of his Death was announced in a statement issued by his family and signed by his brother and Igwe Laz Ekwueme, traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State.
According to the statement, Dr. Ekwueme, 85 died around 10:00 pm on Sunday in a clinic in London
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.”
The former Vice President had slumped in his Enugu residence some weeks ago and was consequently taken to the Memfys Neurosurgery Hospital in Enugu.
He was afterwards flown via an air ambulance to London for further treatment.