Breaking news -former Vice president Alex Ekwueme is dead.

Former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme whonwas flown abroad days is dead. The 85 year old former Vice president had reported collapse in his Enugu State home where he was rushed to the hospital in Enugu two weeks ago where he was admitted at the Neurosurgery section of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Memphys Hospital in Enugu before being flown out of the country ostensibly by an air ambulance.

The traditional ruler of the Oko community  Laz Ekwueme, who spoke on behalf of the family said the elder statesman “Dr Alex I. Ekwueme, GCON, was on Sunday 29th October 2017, admitted into hospital for a chest infection.
“It will be recalled that the former Vice President had a quiet celebration of his 85th birthday on the 21st of October 2017 in the company of his family members and he remained in high spirits up till his recent health challenges. 
Ekwueme was the first elected Vice President of Nigeria between 1979 and 1983 in the Shehu Shagari administration.
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