A former Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme has been reported dead, after he was flown to London on Sunday, November 12, 2017, to receive treatment.
At the heel of information, the former Vice-President died in London on Sunday, November 19, 2017.
His brother Igwe Laz Ekwueme issued a statement on behalf of the family for his departure and it reads thus,
“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.
He served as the first elected Vice-President of Nigeria from 1979 to 1983.