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Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu EKWUEME

His sad demise at age 85 occurred last night at about 10pm at the London Hospital he had been flown to by the FG, only last week after he fell into a coma.

The sad news was announced in a release by his younger brother, His Royal Majesty, Prof. Lazarus EKWUEME, the traditional ruler of Oko kingdom, who stated that the family regrets to announce the death of their Patriarch and former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, GCON.

May the dear soul of the dearly departed find rest.

Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu EKWUEME, GCON was born on October 21, 1932 at Oko, in Orumba LGA of Anambra State, until his demise he was the Ide of Oko kingdom as well as the Ide of Aguata Local Government Areas, which comprises of about 44 towns. He was a distinguished architect and a lawyer. He became the Vice President of Nigeria under the NPN. 


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  • Wow!!! RIP Guess it was his time to go as death is inevitable and we will all go one day but our prayers is for us to get older before we do. I have never heard Govt rendered any medical financial assistance to overseas for any of the former leaders but was impressed when the govt covered his medical expenses to London. Unfortunately is a shame that he didn't make it through and may God console his family

  • Usually it's the state government that covers these expenses. Obiano fell out with him and he wasn't keen to sponsor and the federal government stepped in. Ojukwu (a leader in my view) had his medical expenses abroad covered by Peter Obi the then governor of Anambra state.

    Rest in peace. VP Alex. The man had understated elegance and grace.