NewsExpress advert FCMB banner Fidelity bank banner NewsExpress advert
Reps Minority Leader down with stroke, flown abroad for treatment

By Olalekan Osiade and Philip Nyam on 14/10/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,001

•Ailing Reps Minority Leader, Hon. Leo Ogor
•Ailing Reps Minority Leader, Hon. Leo Ogor

Amidst concerns and rumours over the whereabouts of the minority leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Leo Ogor, some of his colleagues have downplayed insinuations that the man is hospitalised. However, that is contrary to findings by Saturday Telegraph, which traced the lawmaker to a Switzerland hospital, where he is currently undergoing treatment for partial paralysis, popularly called stroke.

Information available at our disposal also has it that a speech therapist had been engaged to help the recuperating lawmaker get back to his normal voice, which was distorted after the affliction.

The politician, who had been conspicuously absent from plenary since the National Assembly (NASS) returned from recess is, nonetheless, said to be responding to treatment.

A family source, who spoke on the matter, explained that Ogor is in high spirits and may soon return if current efforts aimed at revitalising him work. “He in Switzerland as we speak, he is in the hospital and he is cooperating very well with the medical team. He is now undergoing speech therapy, if things work according to plans; he should not stay long in that country.”

When probed on the cause of the ailment, the family member noted that stroke is “usually associated with stress”, saying, he won’t rule out the possibility of political pressures and a probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

“The man is jostling to return to the NASS and he plans to move up to the Senate. But the EFCC is trying to scuttle that for him, they are looking into his claims on constituency projects.

“He would surely get the Senate ticket if they don’t trouble him again, because his constituency loves him, they want him in the Senate. But the EFCC has asked him to come clean; they might not allow him to run. You know this is politics, he is in the opposition and they may want an APC man there in 2019, though PDP controls his state”, the source said.

The deputy minority whip, Hon. Binta Bello Maigari (PDP Gombe), who was among those that denied the news of the ailment, said there is nothing wrong with the opposition leader. Maigari who spoke in an exclusive interview with Saturday Telegraph explained that the PDP caucus leader was only attending to some pressing family issues.

She also added that his absence on the floor of the House in recent times should not cause panic since like many lawmakers, Ogor has his private life and can travel too. “We are barely some weeks back from the annual recess and it is not only the minority leader that has been absent on the floor. There are other members who are not yet back too; some have gone for checkups; so his own case is not different.

“He is hale and hearty and I think he has some family problems, which he is trying to settle and once he is through with them he will be back”. Many lawmakers contacted declined to comment.

A two-time PDP legislator from the South-South who is close to Ogor spoke on condition of anonymity. He posed a couple of questions as to why the absence of the minority leader has become an issue.

“Why are you journalists always concerned about issues that are personal? It is true that our leader was not seen in the chambers last week and this week, but can’t he travel? And if he travels, must it be sickness.

“Even if he is sick, is he not human? President Buhari was away to London for almost half a year but nothing happened. If he is ill as you people are alleging, let us pray for him instead of making an issue out of it.

“But I am sure if anything is wrong with the leader, it would not have been a hidden matter”, he stated. One of the aides of the minority leader also denied that his principal is ill as being insinuated, noting that Ogor only travelled and this won’t be the first time that he would travel.

“I am sure it is oga’s opponents that are spreading these rumours. Nobody flew him out of the country; he walked on his legs when he was travelling, so which stroke are they talking about? “But I am telling you he is not sick. I am sure he will be back soon and all these rumours will be put to rest,” he reassured.

Source News Express

Posted 14/10/2017 11:52:49 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
RIGHTSView: ARE THESE GOODLUCK OF NOBLE CAUSES?

Minister tasks VOA Hausa Service on balanced coverage...

Nigerian Army plans more court-martial to fight indiscipline...

Ailing Buhari absent from Juma’at prayers in Aso...

Head of Service heads Akwa Ibom committee on...

UNICEF raises the alarm over alarming rise in...

Latest on Governors’ Forum crisis: AMAECHI INSISTS ON...

Nigeria’s adult children, by Tola Adeniyi

NMA decries shortage of doctors, nurses

Kaduna Govt. condemns killing of royal father, wife;...

Royal Foundation International holds National Leadership Summit June...

Nigeria has not applied for emergency loans: Finance...

 

Latest News National convention: APC governors, leaders fight to finish Ozubulu Church Massacre: Perpetrators demanded $1m to stop attack — Witness Buhari has disappointed us — Ex-militants 30 killed in fresh Zamfara attacks Nigeria a failed state — MASSOB •Says Buhari’s government has collapsed 59m children stunted, 10m overweight in Africa: WHO 15 VGC Lagos residents to be tried for energy theft Alleged fraud in NEMA: Our investigation targeted at DG Maihaja — Reps 2019: Buhari’s second term not in the interest of south-easterners, says BNYL Delta Govt. spends N2.5bn to reposition technical education North Korea to stop nuclear tests, scrap test site Face of Hope Foundation undertakes charity outreach in Zindah, FCT

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (339,090 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (333,950 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (267,240 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (219,677 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (201,765 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (197,671 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (172,474 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (154,855 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (146,783 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (138,514 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (136,561 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (129,283 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (36) Business & Economy (3,063) Business Verdict (40) Columnists (836) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (479) Features (568) Global Business Monitor (262) International (1,920) Interview (149) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (116) News (34,628) Opinion (915) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,791) Religion (722) Sports (1,483) Stock Watch (28) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

NLNG Science and Literature Prize Awards

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Boko Haram commanders surrender

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement