Second Republic Vice-President, Dr #Alex#Ekwueme is dead.
A statement issued by his brother and the #traditional ruler of #Oko in #Anambra#State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme, said that he died in a #London clinic on Sunday, November 19.
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.” It would be recalled that Ekwueme was rushed to hospital after he collapsed at his residence in the Independence Layout area of #Enugu on October 28.
It was learnt that the elder statesman was in a coma at the time he was admitted to the hospital.
Ekwueme, who celebrated his 85th birthday on October 10, is said to be suffering from a chest infection, according to a statement released by his #family.
He was on Sunday, November 12, flown abroad for #medical treatment.