Ex-Vice President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme has died.
His deaath was confirmed in a a statement signed by his brother and the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme, who said that he died by 10:00 pm in a London clinic, Sunday.
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.”
Ekwueme had slumped in his Enugu residence, and immediately taken to the Memfys Neurosurgery Hospital Enugu, where he relapsed and went into a coma.
As soon as he was stabilized in the hospital he was flown to London in an air ambulance last week.