Former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, Dies In London, A Few Hours After His Daughter Was Defeated In The Anambra Guber Poll

By Post Nigeria November 20, 2017 06:31

Former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, Dies In London, A Few Hours After His Daughter Was Defeated In The Anambra Guber Poll

Second Republic Vice-President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, is dead. He died a few hours after his daughter, Chidi Ekwueme-Onyemelukwe, who was the running mate to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Oseloka Obaze, was defeated at the just concluded Anambra Governorship Poll.

A statement issued Monday by the family and signed by his brother and the Traditional Ruler of Oko community, in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme, said that he died by 10:00 pm, in a London Clinic, on Sunday, November 19.

The two-paragraph 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.”

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