As the nation mourns Alex Ekwueme, it is noteworthy to recall that he was such a fine and exemplary politician. Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme who served as Nigeria’s Vice President from 1979 to 1983, is no more. His death in the early hours of Sunday, November 19, 2017, in a London hospital, wasn’t altogether unexpected, but it’s still jarring no less.“The 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”, announced Laz Ekwueme on the family’s behalf.“The sad event occurred at the London Clinic at 10:00 pm on Sunday 19th November 2017”, he added. Ekwueme was 85 years of age.  By most  accounts, the late Ekwueme was perhaps one of Nigeria’s finest politicians around.

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