Posted on Tue 7 Nov 2017, 05:03 PM

Family of former President, Alex Ekwueme, has cleared the air on the speculation making the rounds of the elder statesman's health condition.

Spokesman of the family, Uche Ezechukwu, in a statement released on Tuesday, asked members of the public to disregard the rumour.

Pres. Buhari had approved overseas treatment for Dr Ekwueme after he was reported to have collapsed at his Enugu residence 

Mr. Ezechukwu, who was responding to stories that dominated the social media to the effect that Dr. Ekwueme had died, said the elder statesman was recuperating remarkably, with indications that “the worst seemed to been over”.

“The truth is that elder statesman is alive and well,” he said in the statement.

“His condition is not only stabilising but improving considerably.

“In fact, the former VP has moved from a stage of unconsciousness to a state whereby he now receives visitors, sits up and eats.”

 “It is also important to inform you that Dr Ekwueme is yet to be taken abroad, as the necessary documentation and preliminaries are on course and arrangements are being completed, he said.

“Any statement I make on the elder statesman is impeccable and have full authentication of the family.”


God will continue to keep him, wishing him quick recovery.

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