He died on Sunday, November 19, in London around 10pm. He was aged 85.
It was just about two months ago that I last saw Dr. Alex Ekwueme. He was physically present at the Supreme Court for the induction of the new SANs. Such a fine gentleman. His passage is a big loss to the country as a whole. Deep commiseration to the Ekwueme family.
— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo) November 20, 2017
I mourn the death of former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, a patriot and statesman. His life was marked by an unwavering commitment to the unity and progress of Nigeria; and his personal sacrifices helped lay the foundation for our democracy.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) November 20, 2017
A statement from his family read:
“Ekwueme family regrets to announce the peaceful passing away of their patriarch, The sad event occurred at the London Clinic at 10:00 pm on Sunday, 19th November 2017.”
May his soul rest in peace.