Mr. Peter Obi, the Vice-Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the recently concluded presidential election which held in February, has just arrived at the venue of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in the FCT for its inaugural sitting.
The tribunal is sitting at the Court of Appeal in Abuja.
Mr Obi, together with his party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, had both placed a petition at the tribunal over the outcome of the election which saw President Muhammadu Buhari of All Progressives Congress (APC) being re-elected.
Obi arrived the venue at about 9:24 am on Wednesday.
Sitting of the tribunal had been scheduled to begin at 9am.
As at 9:36am, the five-man panel to be led by President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, was yet to arrive.
Recall that only yesterday, Peter Obi, was reported to be ill with some Nigerians insinuating that the former Anambra State Governor
Reports from Concise News have it that Obi on Monday visited the Queen of the Rosary Hospital, Onitsha, Anambra, where his blood samples were taken for some tests to be carried out.
Also, he was said to have been admitted for some hours and got treated for the unrevealed illness.
According to his media aide, Valentine Obienyem, his principal has since got back to work.
“He only complained of being a little feverish. Yes, he visited the hospital but has since returned and gone back to work,” he told Vanguard.
“Like every human being, he gets sick. But what struck me this afternoon was that one of his friends that visited him, who also learnt that he visited the hospital, argued so vehemently that for a person like him, any sign of discomfort should see him of the UK for good care.
“I watched in amusement when Mr. Peter Obi disagreed with him by telling him that the urge to travel is because our leaders neglect the health sector.”
He quoted Obi as saying that “There are many hospitals I can confidently visit when ever in Anambra State. I can visit Odumegwu-Ojukwu Teaching Hospital at Awka, we got it accredited.
“I can visit the General Hospital at Onitsha, we also got it accredited. Mr… Know it today that Peter Obi can visit Our Lady of Lourdes, Ihiala; Queen of Rosary, Onitsha; Borromeo, Onitsha; St. Joseph, Adazi-Nnukwu; Diocesan Hospital, Amichi.
“Why do I say so? I know the resources our Government committed to these hospitals and I can testify the level of their improvement before we left office.
“If leaders sustain such efforts, in 20 years, nobody should be talking of medical tourism. I went to Waterside and received fantastic treatment. I spent not up to 1/30th of what I would have spent If I travelled.
“Remember to add the flight ticket and other expenses. This is exactly my argument when we started supporting mission hospitals – these hospitals are in Anambra State and primarily treat people from the state.”
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