Breaking: Former Vice President, Ekwueme Bows Out at 85

Alex Ekwueme, former Vice President has died, aged 85.
In statement by his family said he died at a London clinic on Sunday.
The statement, signed by his brother and the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme, said Ekwueme died at 10:00 pm.
The statement reads in part: “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.”
The former Vice President, who turned 85 in October, reportedly collapsed in his Enugu residence few weeks ago.
He was immediately taken to the Memfys Neurosurgery Hospital, Enugu, where he relapsed and went into a coma.
President Muhammadu Buhari subsequently directed that he be immediately flown abroad for urgent medical treatment.
Born October 21, 1932, Ekweme was the first elected Vice President of Nigeria.
He served as Deputy to former President Shehu Shagari between 1979 and1983
He was one of the founding fathers of the Peoples Democratic Party in 1999 under which platform he aspired to a presidential candidate twice.

Author: News Editor

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