Nigeria’s former VP Alex Ekwueme is dead

Ailing former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme has been confirmed dead in a London hospital.

The 85-year-old second republic VP was reported to have died late Sunday night after he battled with what the family said was a chest infection.

Confirming his death in a statement? today, Ekwueme’s younger brother, HRH, Prof. Laz Ekwueme said the sad event occurred in London at about 10pm Sunday night.


A statement released by the family said, “The 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 suffered stroke two weeks ago and was stabilised in an Enugu hospital before the Federal Government flew him to London for further treatment.
May his soul rest in peace.

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