Gov Imoke undergoes treatment for chronic kidney disease in the US
Last week, there were rumors that Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State had passed away. However, SaharaReporters was able to determine that Mr. Imoke is in the US where he is receiving regular dialyses for a renal disease.
One source disclosed that Mr. Imoke is staying with relatives in the state of Maryland, near Washington, DC.
“Liyel Imoke’s kidneys are in bad condition and he’s undergoing regular dialyses,” said one of our sources.Another source said the governor maybe undergoing surgery for kidney transplant since he has remained unreachable in the last 48 hours.
Governor Imoke has been out of Nigeria for several weeks after he disclosed that he needed to take time off to address a health condition. However, Mr. Imoke did not reveal that his health problem has to do with his kidneys and that he was proceeding to the US to receive monitoring and treatment.
One of our sources said that the ailing governor “has no immediate plans to return to Calabar,” the capital of Cross River State.