OJUKWU'S HEALTH CONDITION IMPRESSIVE'
'We know what healthcare is in the UK and to note that in addition to the regular Royal Berkshire medical staff, Dim Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu has additional medical staff, including four extra nurses that attend to him round the clock, is cheering, and, in fact, a shame to those who propagate falsehood about him and his condition. Today, I am proud again to be an Igbo man.'
These were the words of a popular online reporter, Mr. Daniel Elombah (elombah.com), shortly after visiting with the ailing Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu on Tuesday evening at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Readings, outside London.
He said he was impressed with the Ikemba Nnewi's condition.'When I set out for the hospital, I had told myself that I won't leave there except I ascertained the true health of Ojukwu, whom Sahara Reporters had said was on life support, not taken good care of and left in a public ward,' he said.
Elombah, who returned with photos of recuperating Ojukwu to prove the fact that the man was responding well to treatment, said he was lucky because as he was discussing with Ojukwu's Chief of Staff, Bob Onyema on the possibility of seeing the erstwhile Biafran leader, he chanced upon Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State, who was also at the hospital to see his political godfather.
The hospital management had recently increased security around Ojukwu and even reportedly transferred him to another private ward.
Elomah said he gathered that Governor Obi was at the UK hospital, for the seventh time since Ojukwu was admitted there.
According to the online reporter, who expressed satisfaction with the level of care being given the elder statesman, 'I was surprised that the man is conscious and doing well contrary to Sahara Reporter's report and those who suddenly took interest in the Igbo idol for suspicious reasons, bordering on using the living symbol of the Igbos to denigrate us.'
Elombah said he found Bianca, who was reported to have abandoned her ailing spouse by his hospital bedside with her 13-year-old daughter, Chinecherem, who is spending her holidays with her mother in the hospital.
Bianca plans to be in Nigeria to get the other children to London to see their daddy, the journalist said.
Elombah said his enquiries from the hospital showed that Bianca is in the hospital everyday attending to her husband, contrary to the news that she is in Enugu with her boyfriend.