Alex Ekwueme Former Second Republic VP in coma

According to reports, the ex-VP has been rushed to the Intensive Care Unit of Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery.

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Former Second Republic Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme reportedly collapsed in his residence at Independence Layout, Enugu state.

According to Punch, the ex-VP has been rushed to the Intensive Care Unit of Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery.

A family source who spoke on the incident revealed that he slipped into a coma after he collapsed.

The source also said “He was trying to get something from the table when he suddenly collapsed and immediately someone raised the alarm, we proceeded to revive him while cautious enough not to attract neighbours.

“When it became obvious that he had lapsed into coma, we rushed him to a hospital (unnamed) in GRA (Government Reserved Area), but we were referred to Memphys Hospital by medical consultants who had critically examined his condition."

Reports also say the Governor of Enugu state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi broke down in tears when he visited Ekwueme at the hospital.

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Sources said the Governor cried, saying “My namesake, Ifeanyichukwu, do not leave us now! Even if you must go, please wait to see your daughter become the deputy governor of Anambra State before you leave us.”

Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme (GCON), was born on October 21, 1932. He served as the first Vice-President of Nigeria from 1979 to 1983.

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