Family spokesman of the Ekwueme family, Uche Ezechukwu has debunked rampaging rumours on social media that former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme was dead.
The former Vice President was rumoured to have died earlier on Tuesday on Social media.
The family of Alex Ekwueme, former Vice-President, says the elder statesman is alive and well.
The family spokesman in a statement on Tuesday asked members of the public to disregard the rumour being peddled about his health and said the elder statesman was alive and well.
“The truth is that elder statesman is alive and well,” he said in the statement.
“His condition is not only stabilising 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.”
According to him, plans were being finalised for the medical trip facilitated by President Muhammadu Buhari for the former Vice President to receive proper medical attention outside the country.
“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, he said.
“Any statement I make on the elder statesman is impeccable and have full authentication of the family.”