ANXIETY OVER ENAHORO'S HEALTH
There was palpable anxiety yesterday in Benin City, Edo State, over the state of health of one of Nigeria's few surviving nationalists, Chief Anthony Eromosele Enahoro. Speculations were rife as to the true state of health of the 87-year-old first republic politician who is credited to have moved the motion for Nigeria's independence from the British colonialists in 1957.
Pa Enahoro who was the arrowhead of the defunct National Democratic Coalition [NADECO] that fought the military regime of the late Gen. Sani Abacha from exile, was reported to have been rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) following failing health.
However, a source close to the family told Daily Sun yesterday that although Chief Enahoro was slightly indisposed, there was no cause for alarm.
'Nothing is happening. No problem at all. Oga is okay,' the source said. The source disclosed that the octogenarian politician was in Benin.
But another source from Edo State Government House who spoke to Daily Sun on condition of anonymity, revealed that Pa Enahoro was taken to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) for medical attention.
The source added that though details of his health condition were sketchy, Chief Enahoro's situation had attracted the concerns of the state governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who has planned a visit to the Enahoros late yesterday evening to ascertain the true position of his health from family members.
At press time, the governor was yet to visit the Enahoro family House (Cameo House) located at Aideyan Crescent
'That is why I am contending that emphasis should be on achievements and service, not zoning which could deny Nigerians the opportunity of electing credible candidates'.
Earlier in his remarks, Gen Ibrahim Babangida commended Governor Suswam whom he described as a man of taste for his leadership style and urged him to sustain his developmental strides in the state.
He stressed that though he is new in the political landscape he is learning fast and solicited the support of the Governor and everyone in the state.