The family of former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme has debunked the stories being circulated in the media that the elder statesman is dead.
Barely a week ago, news broke that the former VP had been admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery, Enugu State after reportedly collapsing in his Enugu home.
Consequently, President Muhammadu Buhari was said to have approved for the immediate medical treatment of the former VP, abroad.
However, there has been wide speculations that chief Ekwueme has passed on in a London hospital and his family has come out to dismiss the reports, stressing that the former VP is alive and well and is yet to be taken for treatment abroad.
The family denied the reports on Tuesday in a statement by spokesman of the family Mr. Uche Ezechukwu, who incidentally, is the Chairman Editorial Board of Authority newspaper.
According to the Ekwueme’s: “The wicked rumour making the round about the deterioration of the condition of Dr Alex Ekwueme is totally untrue.
“The truth is that elder statesman is alive and well. His condition is not only stabilizing but improving considerably.
“In fact, the former VP has moved from a stage of unconsciousness to a state whereby he now receives visitors, sits up and eats.
“It is also important to inform that Dr Ekwueme is yet to be taken abroad, as the necessary documentation and preliminary are on course and arrangements are being completed.
“Any statement I make on the elder statesman are impeccable and have full authentication of the family”