Nov 20 ,2017 – Nigeria’s Second Republic Vice President Dr Alex Ekwueme Dies Of chest Infection In London Hospital, Family Release Statement
Dr Alex Ekwueme has died,
The demise of the elder statesman was disclosed in a statement issued by his family in Oko Anambra State early this morning..
The statement, signed by the brother of the deceased, and the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme, explained that he passed on around 10:00 pm on Sunday, in a London hospital.
The statement reads
“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 hospitalised in Memfys Neurosurgery Hospital, Enugu, for about two weeks before he was flown abroad for medical treatment on November 12.
The elder statesman was rushed to the hospital after collapsing 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.
According to family members, the deceased reportedly died of chest infection.