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The doctor attending to Mr. Onyebuchi said he is suffering from hypotension

The seven-member panel investigating the impeachment offences alleged against the Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Sunday Onyebuchi, has been told that he is suffering from postural hypotension.

Mr. Onyebuchi slumped on Wednesday morning while testifying before the panel and was rushed to the hospital by his family, including his wife, Nneka, and some aides.

One of his counsel, Chris Aghanwa. told the panel shortly after resumption that the deputy governor was first rushed to St. Leo Hospital, Enugu, where one Dr. Akunyili attended to him.

He said when the doctor realized he could not handle the deputy governor’s case, he transferred it to one G.C. Anisiuba, a consultant physician and cardiologist who is currently treating him.

Mr, Aghanwa said the doctor issued a medical report, which revealed that the embattled deputy governor was suffering from postural hypotension.

The lawyer also said the deputy governor’s legal team informed the counsel to the Enugu State House of Assembly, particularly Nduka Ikeyi, and also asked him to brief the panel.

He said both parties had agreed to come back before the panel on Monday and may not wait for the one week the doctor gave to elapse. He added that from the layman’s point of view, he knew that a hypotension patient needs rest.

Responding, the chairman of the panel, Uche Oreakeyi, said he sympathised with Mr. Onyebuchi over the sudden ailment, describing it as “unfortunate.”

He, however, rejected the request that the proceedings be shifted to Monday and said the panel would sit on Thursday.

We have heard the submission of counsel to the Deputy Governor and sympatise with the Deputy Governor as what happened to him in front of us was unfortunate. Counsel should understand that this is a fact finding panel and that time is of essence,” Mr. Oreakeyi said.

He said an adjournment to Monday is far and subsequently adjourned the sitting to Thursday.

The ‘impeachable’ offences levelled against Mr. Onyebuchi by the State House of Assembly were that he was operating a commercial poultry in his official residence and he was disobedient to the state governor, Sullivan Chime.

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