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Family debunks reports of ex-VP Alex Ekwueme’s death




Alex Ekwueme’s family dismisses rumours of the ex-VP’s death.

The family of erstwhile Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, has debunked reports alleging that claiming that the elder statesman is dead.

Naija News recalls that about a week ago, Ekwueme, slumped and was promptly admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery, Enugu State.

Reacting to the elder statesman critical condition, President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed immediate medical treatment for the former Vice-President, abroad.

However, news circulated the social media stating that Ekwueme had died over the weekend in a London hospital.

Reacting to the reports  of his death, his the family has described the rumour as “wicked”; adding that the elder statesman is alive and well and has not been taken abroad.

READ ALSO: Alex Ekwueme now in stable condition, after collapsing in Enugu

The family spokesman of the Ekwueme family, Mr. Uche Ezechukwu, who is the Chairman Editorial Board of Authority newspaper, released a statement today, Tuesday saying: “The wicked rumour making the rounds about the deterioration of the condition of Dr Alex Ekwueme is totally untrue.

“The truth is that elder statesman is alive and well. His condition is not only stabilizing 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 that Dr Ekwueme is yet to be taken abroad, as the necessary documentation and preliminary are on course and arrangements are being completed.

“Any statement I make on the elder statesman are impeccable and have full authentication of the family,” Ezechukwu said.

Ibukun Josephine Bankole was a Senior Associate at Naija News. A Mass Communication graduate, Ibukun is passionate about journalism especially in the areas of health and child related issues. She loves eating beans, singing, acting and giving motivational speeches. Ibukun is meticulous and has a positive approach to life. Contact me via twitter/Instagram @ibukunbankole_