Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme

Nigerian politician (1932-2017)

Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme GCON (October 21, 1932 – November 19, 2017) was a Nigerian politician. He was the first elected Vice-President of Nigeria, in office from 1979 to 1983. Ekwueme served during the Shehu Shagari administration. He was born in the Anambra State. He was a member of the National Party of Nigeria.

Ekwueme died of complications from a fall at a hospital in London on November 19, 2017 at the age of 85.[1]


  1. "Former Vice-President Alex Ekwueme Dead at 85". Premium Times Nigeria. Retrieved 20 November 2017.

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