Former Nigerian VP Alex Ekwueme dies in London

Yolanda Curtis
November 20, 2017

The government had however said it would not bear the cost of treating Ekwueme overseas, as its obligations were only to fly him out.

Ekwueme was said to have died late Sunday night after he battled with what the family said was a chest infection.

President Buhari recalled the personal sacrifices he made in helping to lay the foundation for sustainable democracy in Nigeria.


The South-East Governors' forum have described the death of Nigeria's former Vice-President, Alex Ekwueme as the end of an era.

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has mourned the passing of Dr Alex Ekwueme.

The report by a local newspaper, the Vanguard quoted Ekwueme's younger brother and the traditional ruler of Oko town in Anambra State, Prof.


The former governor prayed God to grant Ekwueme eternal rest and give his family the fortitude to bear the painful loss.

"The sad event occurred at the London Clinic at 10:00 pm on Sunday, 19th November, 2017", the statement revealed.

Late Ekwueme was hospitalised in Memfys Neurosurgery Hospital, Enugu, for about two weeks before he was flown overseas for medical treatment on November 12.


According to him, as first executive vice president of Nigeria, it is a public knowledge that Ekwueme left office poorer than he was when he entered it.

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