Former Vice President Alex Ekwueme Is Dead
The former Vice President Alex Ekwueme passed away on Sunday at a London clinic.
His death was announced by his brother, Igwe Laz Ekwueme in a statement.
“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,” he said.
Ekwueme, who turned 85 years in October, was reported to have collapsed in his residence in Enugu a few weeks ago.
He was immediately taken to Memfys Nuerosurgery Hospital in Enugu from where he was moved to London for further medical attention on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The South-East Governors are mourning Alex Ekwueme’s death, describing it as the end of an era.
Alex Ekwueme was the Vice President of Alhaji Shehu Shagari between 1979 and 1984.