Contrary to an Online news report that Ex- leader of the defunct Republic of Biafra, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu is dead, reports reaching EMNnews claims the elder statesman is responding positively to treatment in a London hospital.
Rumours of Ojukwu’s death has ruled the airwaves that he might have died in London, where he was flown for medical attention last Thursday after suffering massive stroke.
He arrived the London hospital for further treatment for the attack on Friday and touched on the hospital at about 9pm
The Ndigbo High Chief was brought to London Hospital in the Company of his wife, Mrs Bianca Onoh-Ojukwu, his son, Emeka Jnr., and Chief of Staff, Prince Bob Onyema.
Last Friday, Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State repeatedly called for special sessions of prayers by Nigerians for the elder statesman, whom he described as still very valuable to Nigerians.
An online news site’s had caused stirs when it posted a news titled: “Ojukwu is dead. The sparked fears over the well being of the national leader of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA while many social networks were flooded with request for the confirmation of the news.
In a swift response to the report, one of his sons staying with him in the Hospital dismissed the apprehension with a wave of the hand, saying: “Don’t mind those charlatans. My father is alive and responding to treatment.”
Also speaking, Spokesman of the Anambra State Government, Mr. Val Obieyem, spoke in like manner.
His words: “What is happening to Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu is understandable. Nigerians love him as probably as no other leader is loved.
This partly explains the unusual attention to his health. Some people raised apprehension yesterday.
I wish to assure them that Governor (Peter) Obi speaks to doctors handling him on hourly basis. He is responding to treatment. All what the governor has continued to request is Nigerians’ prayers for him.”
Additional Source : Vanguard