Politics Enugu Impeachment Panel Insists on Continuing Sitting Despite Deputy Governor's Health Crisis



The seven-member panel investigating the impeachment offences alleged against the Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Sunday Onyebuchi, has refused to suspend proceedings till Monday despite been told that the deputy governor who slumped yesterday is suffering from postural hypotension.

Premium Times reported that Chris Aghanwa, one of the lawyers representing the deputy governor 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 deputy governor's counsel appealed to the panel to postpone sittings till Monday, however, chairman of the panel, Uche Oreakeyi, while saying that he sympathised with Mr. Onyebuchi over the sudden ailment, describing it as “unfortunate", rejected the request that the proceedings be shifted to Monday and said the panel would sit on Thursday.

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