Nigeria’s former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, is dead.
A statement from his family signed by his brother and the traditional ruler of Oko, in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme, disclosed that the elder-statesman died in a London hospital on Sunday night at 10:00 p.m.
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 p.m. on Sunday 19th November 2017.”
It would be recalled that Ekwueme who suffered chest infection had reportedly slumped in his Enugu residence and was immediately rushed to Memfys Neurosurgery Hospital, Enugu, where he relapsed and went into a coma.
It was learned that as soon as he was stabilised in the hospital he was flown to London in an air ambulance last week with the help of the Federal Government.