Alex Ekwueme dies at 85
Second Republic Vice-Presider Alex Ekwueme is dead.
A statement issued by his brother and the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme, said that he died in a London clinic on Sunday, November 19.
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.”
It would be recalled that Ekwueme was rushed to hospital after he collapsed at his residence in the Independence Layout area of Enugu on October 28.
It was learnt that the elder statesman was in a coma at the time he was admitted to the hospital.
Ekwueme, who celebrated his 85th birthday on October 10, is said to be suffering from a chest infection, according to a statement released by his family.
He was on Sunday, November 12, flown abroad for medical treatment.