By Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt
The appearing Managing Director of the Niger Delta Creating Fee (NDDC), Prof. Keme Pondei, as soon as fainted in Rwanda throughout a non-public go to, his shut buddy, Vure Kingsley, disclosed on Monday.
Kingsley mentioned the Rwandan incident occurred in December 27, 2019 and lambasted individuals, who felt Pondei was taking part in appearing when he slumped on the Nationwide Meeting whereas responding to questions from the Home of Representatives Committee probing NDDC.
He mentioned Pondei virtually misplaced his life in the course of the Rwandan incident, which he mentioned occurred on the in style resort in Kigali, Resort 2000 the place they lodged for a Christmas trip.
However he mentioned Pondei was instantly rushed to a close-by Bwiza Clinic in Kigali the place medical consultants labored exhausting and revived him.
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He described the Rwandan expertise as scary, suggesting the NNDC chief might have been battling with a heart-related situation.
Kingsley mentioned he recalled the expertise when he watched an identical incident involving Pondei on the Nationwide Meeting.
Based on him: “In Rwanda final 12 months, we went for a Christmas trip earlier than he was even appointed the appearing managing director of NDDC. We had been in the identical resort, Resort 2000 in Kigali and we had been seated at a foyer of the resort.
“Pondei collapsed and he was instantly rushed to a hospital the place medical doctors labored very exhausting to revive him. I slept over within the hospital and later we returned again to the nation. Nevertheless it was a scary scene.
“So, the incident on the Nationwide Meeting gave me some shock waves and made me bear in mind what occurred in Rwanda. After I noticed the entire thing that occurred on the Nationwide Meeting I shortly recalled the incident in Rwanda.
“I’m not a medical physician to know what he’s affected by, however I feel in my view that he has a hearth-related situation. Perhaps the stress these complete points mounted on him brought about that situation to return once more. So, whoever is saying that he made it up is deceiving himself”.