Former Vice President Alex Ekwueme is being treated for Neurosurgery at the Intensive Care Unit of Memfys Hospital in Enugu state.
Reports say the 85-year-old collapsed at about 2am on Saturday at his home in Independence Layout, Enugu.
Ekwueme, who celebrated his birthday some 10 days back, was said to have gone into coma after collapsing.
According to PUNCH, a relative who spoke under anonymity 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.”
Speaking further, the source said the family kept the development secret with the hope that Ekwueme would “miraculously” come out of coma.
“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.”