Former Vice President, Alex Ekweme Dies In London Clinic

Ailing second republic Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme died in a London clinic. He passed on late Sunday night after he battled with what the family said was a chest infection.




Confirming his death in a statement early Monday morning, Ekwueme’s younger brother and traditional ruler of Oko community in Anambra state, HRH, Prof. Laz Ekwueme said in a statement

“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 became the Vice President in 1979 with Alhaji Shehu Shagari as Oresident in Nigeria second republic.

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