Published: Tue, November 21, 2017
Medicine | By Melba Vasquez

Former Vice President Alex Ekwueme Dies in London Clinic

Former Vice President Alex Ekwueme Dies in London Clinic

"In all situations, he lived nobly, and he died in nobility", he said in the statement issued on Monday in Abeokuta by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi.

Former Vice President, Mr Alex Ekwueme, has been confirmed dead at a hospital in London, United Kingdom.

"Truly, the nation has lost a fine gentleman and a true patriot who demonstrated that politics and integrity are not incompatible".

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"On behalf of the government and people of Lagos State, I want to express our heartfelt condolence to the family of Dr. Alex Ekwueme on this great and irreparable loss".

"I condole with the family of the late Dr. Ekweme, the government and people of Anambra state and Nigerians, I pray that God gives the family and all of us the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss", he concluded.

Former Minister of Education and a People's Democratic Party (PDP) national chairmanship aspirant, Professor Tunde Adeniran has described the death of a former Vice and founding father of the PDP as a big blow to Nigeria in particular and Africa in general. However, we take solace in the fact that the Almighty has wished it so.

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"He will be greatly remembered for his fatherly role, doggedness, and sacrifices made to berth the fourth Republic and his sacrifice to entrench democracy in Nigeria with other great leaders across the country".

"He was a great Nigerian who believed in the unity of the country and we have learnt a lot from his deep political sagacity, as his children".

"The G-34 fearlessly challenged the military junta of Sani Abacha over his ambition of transforming undemocratically to a civilian", it recalled. He held several global and national appointments/awards which includes: Member, Board of Directors of Canada-based Forum of Federations, Member, ECOWAS Council of Elders, Order of the Republic of Guinea, Grand Commander of the Order of Niger to mention a few.

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