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Former Nigerian Vice Presidet Alex Ekwueme slumps at home, presently in coma



Former Vice President of Nigeria Dr. Alex Ekwueme is reportedly in coma at the Intensive Care Unit of Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery, by Penok petrol station in Trans-Ekulu, Enugu State after he slumped at home on the October 28.
Ekwueme who celebrated his 85th birthday on the 10th of October went into coma immediately after he collapsed. His family have decided to keep mum about it hoping he comes comes out of it soon. 
According to an unnamed member of his family, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, 
"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 in GRA (Government Reserved Area) but we were referred to Memphys Hospital by medical consultants who had critically examined his condition.
When there was no sign of improvement on Monday afternoon, we rallied round and informed the former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, who is like a son, and he has been making plans to fly him overseas,” the source added.
According to reports, Enugu state Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi during his visit broke down in tears on seeing Ekwueme at the Intensive Care Unit on Tuesday evening.
"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,” Ugwuanyi was reported to have wailed at the ICU.
Dr Alex Ekwueme’s first daughter, Lady Chidi Onyemelukwe, is running mate to Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate for the November 18 poll in Anambra State, Oseloka Obaze

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