Former Vice President Alex Ekwueme is dead.
A statement from his family said he died at a London clinic on Sunday, November 19.
The statement was signed by his brother and the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme.
- Ekwueme reportedly collapsed in his Enugu residence few weeks ago.
- He was later admitted at the Memfys Neurosurgery Hospital, Enugu.
- President Muhammadu Buhari later ordered that the former Vice President be flown abroad for medical treatment.
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.”