Former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme is dead.
Ekwueme, who was Nigeria’s Vice President between 1979 and 198, died on Sunday in a London clinic, United Kingdom.
Ekwueme had slumped in his Enugu residence after which he was flown to London in an air ambulance last week.
A statement from his family signed by his brother and the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme said that he died by 10:00pm 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.”