The secrecy surrounding the current medical condition of Professor Dora Akunyili, Nigeria’s former Minister for Information has sparked off flames of unconfirmed rumors on social media networks that Dr. Dora is dead as many users posted brief messages that read “RIP Dora Akunyili”.
Africa Thisday made efforts to reach the media assistant of the ailing former minister, Mr. Isaac Umunna and our several phone calls were not answered. However a source close to Mr. Peter Obi, the former governor of Anambra State who recently flew to India to visit Mrs. Dora told Africa Thisday in a phone chat that while rumors of the death of Mrs. Dora Akunyili may be unfounded yet “there are indications that Mrs. Dora is placed on life support”. Another source who is a political associate of Mrs. Dora advised the public to “keep praying for Mrs. Dora Akunyili as God can revive her.”
More details coming soon.