Alex Ekwueme Former Vice President is alive and responding to treatment

The official maintained that though the hospital would not give out information about its patients, “the rumour that he is dead is false.

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Alex Ekuweme is Nigeria's former VP

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Contrary to the rumoured death of former Vice President Alex Ekwueme in the social media, an official of Memfys Neurological Hospital, Enugu, and his younger brother have debunked the report.

An official of the hospital told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on condition of anonymity in Enugu on Tuesday, that ”Ekwueme is still in Memfys Hospital."

“Former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, is alive, stable and responding to treatment.’’

The official further told NAN that Ekwueme was receiving the best attention from the hospital.

The official maintained that though the hospital would not give out information about its patients, “the rumour that he is dead is false.

“He is recovering and doing well; people should not spread false information."

“The family members are always here,” the official said.

Similarly, Igwe Laz Ekwueme, the traditional ruler of Oko community in Orumba North Local Government of Anambra, corroborated the hospital’s position.

The traditional ruler, who is also the younger brother of the former Vice President, told NAN in a telephone interview in Awka on Tuesday that people had bored the family with phone calls.

“You people should stop disturbing me with all these calls. Ekwueme is alive and recovering, please,” he said.

It would be recalled that barely a week ago, Ekwueme was admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery, Enugu.

Due to his critical condition, President Muhammadu Buhari gave approval for his treatment abroad.

Meanwhile, the family has described the rumour of his death as “wicked”. 

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