Alex Ekwueme, former Nigerian Vice President admitted for chest infection-Family

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…Says he is in stable condition

The family of the 2nd Republic Vice President of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme has confirmed that the former Vice President was on Sunday 29th October, 2017 admitted into hospital for a chest infection.

The news of Ekwueme collapsing in his Enugu residence and slipping into coma at about 2.am on Monday morning and was admitted in an Enugu hospital broke out on Wednesday.

In a statement signed by the traditional ruler of Oko and brother to the former Vice President, Igwe Prof. Laz Ekwueme recalled that the former Vice President had a quiet celebration of his 85th birthday on the 21st of October, 2017 in the company of his family members and had remained in high spirits up till his recent health challenges.

He however hinted that his doctors confirmed that he was stable and would remain under close medical attention in the mean time.

The Monarch conveyed the family’s profound gratitude to all Nigerians who had shown concern over this development and requests their sustained support and prayers as he continued to make a full recovery.

The statement reads, “Dr. Alex I. Ekwueme GCON, the former Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, was on Sunday 29th October 2017, admitted into hospital for a chest infection. It will be recalled that the former Vice President had a quiet celebration of his 85th birthday on the 21st of October 2017 in the company of his family members and he remained in high spirits up till his recent health challenges.

“His doctors confirm that he is stable, but he will remain under close medical attention in the mean time.

“The family would like to express its profound gratitude to all Nigerians who have shown concern over this development and requests their sustained support and prayers as he continues to make a full recovery”.

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