Former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, has died at the age of 85 in a hospital in the United Kindom.
The elder statesman was flown to a UK hospital last week Sunday to continue his treatment for a chest infection.
A statement from his family signed by his brother and the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekueme 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.”