Sick second republic Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme has been confirmed dead in a London clinic.
Ekwueme was said to have kicked the bucket late Sunday night after he battled with what the family said was a chest contamination.
confirming his demise in a statement early Monday morning, Ekwueme’s younger brother and traditional leader of Oko people in Anambra state, HRH, Prof. Laz Ekwueme said the sad event happened in London at around 10 pm Sunday night.
The announcement said “The Ekwueme family laments to report the tranquil passing without end of their patriarch, the previous Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme GCON. “The dismal occasion happened at The London Clinic at 10:00 pm on Sunday nineteenth November 2017.”
Ekwueme endured stroke two weeks prior and was stabilized in an Enugu health facility before a Federal Government Ambulance flew him to London. Alex Ekwueme became the Vice President in 1979 with Alhaji Shehu Shagari as PresidentNigeria second republic. His party NPN and furthermore won the 1983 decision yet they were sacked in a military upset and General Mohammadu Buhari turned into the Head of State.
Ekwume turned 85 October 21