Chief Emeka Odugwu Ojukwu, the ex-Biafran army warlord is down with stroke at the moment. We hear that the Ikemba of Nnewi might be flown abroad soon over better medical attention. The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu have confirmed the presence of the top socialite and founder of All Peoples Grand Alliance (APGA) political party.
Dr. Anthony Mbah and a consultant Cardiologist, Professor Vincent Ike said that Ojukwu who was rushed to the hospital last week is gradually regaining consciousness.
Mbah the Chief Medical Director of UNTH also disclosed that he had a stroke attack when he was brought to the hospital and at the moment, he is on ventilator.
Ojukwu, declared the Biafran State in the late 60s in a bid to make the (then) Eastern Region of Nigeria an independent nation. But he later surrendered to the superior firing power of the Nigerian army after a civil war that lasted about three years.
Ojukwu was pardoned and years later he married, Bianca Onoh, an ex- beauty queen and daughter of his friend, late CC Onoh.