Published: Tue, November 21, 2017
Health Care | By Alberto Manning

Former Nigerian VP Alex Ekwueme dies in London

Former Nigerian VP Alex Ekwueme dies in London

Babangida, in a statement signed by his media aide, Malam Mahmud Abdullahi, said "We lost Ekwueme at a time the invaluable role of elder statesmen like him is needed for national cohesion".

A former vice president of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, has passed on at a London clinic where he was receiving treatment.

The party recalled that at the 1994-1995 Constitutional Conference, the late statesman suggested a six-zone geo-political structure to create a more equitable system.

"No doubt, history will be kind to Ekwueme for his immeasurable contributions to the political, socio and economic development of Nigeria, " Mark said.

"Through the G-34 group, he was a key actor that doggedly fought for the country's return to a democracy during the military dictatorship of late Gen. Sani Abacha", it said. "This is the only way the death of Ekwueme would not be in vain" he concluded. "His demise is a loss to his family who would miss a caring patriarch, the people of Anambra State who would miss a guide and the good people of Nigeria who would miss a leader".

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"The President prays that the almighty God will receive the soul of the former Vice President, and grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss", it added.

"Anambra and the entire PDP family nationwide".

The statement said the president believed Ekwueme worked assiduously to improve the livelihood of many poor and underprivileged people through the Alex Ekwueme Foundation, describing him as a man who served his country and humanity.

"He is a distinguished architect who established the first indigenous architectural firm in Nigeria". 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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