Naija News learned that Obi visited Queen of the Rosary Hospital in Onitsha, Anambra state, southeast Nigeria, where his blood samples were taken to run some tests.
The former Anambra governor was also admitted for a few hours where he received treatments for an undisclosed ailment.
Speaking on Obi’s illness, Valentine Obienyem, his media aide, said his principal has since returned back to work.
His words: “He only complained of being a little feverish. Yes, he visited the hospital but has since returned and gone back to work.
“Like every human being, he gets sick. But what struck me this afternoon was that one of his friends that visited him, who also learnt that he visited the hospital, argued so vehemently that for a person like him, any sign of discomfort should see him off the UK for good care.
“I watched in amusement when Mr Peter Obi disagreed with him by telling him that the urge to travel is because our leaders neglect the health sector.”
Obienyem quoted Obi as saying that, “There are many hospitals I can confidently visit whenever in Anambra State. I can visit Odumegwu-Ojukwu Teaching Hospital at Awka, we got it accredited. I can visit the General Hospital at Onitsha, we also got it accredited.
“Mr Know it today that Peter Obi can visit Our Lady of Lourdes, Ihiala; Queen of Rosary, Onitsha; Borromeo, Onitsha; St. Joseph, Adazi-Nnukwu; Diocesan Hospital, Amichi.
“Why do I say so? I know the resources our Government committed to these hospitals and I can testify the level of their improvement before we left office. If leaders sustain such efforts, in 20 years, nobody should be talking of medical tourism. I went to Waterside and received fantastic treatment. I spent not up to 1/30th of what I would have spent If I travelled.
“Remember to add the flight ticket and other expenses. This is exactly my argument when we started supporting mission hospitals – these hospitals are in Anambra State and primarily treat people from the state,” he added.