Governor Chime Checks Into London Hospital With Suspected ENT Condition
Governor Sullivan Chime
ENUGU State Governor Sullivan Chime Monday sought medical help at the world famous 9, Harley Street Clinic, London. Chime was at the hospital at exactly 2.30 p.m. to see Prof. Paul O’ Flynn, a renowned specialist ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) surgeon.
Accompanied by a female aide, Chime was dropped off in front of the hospital seconds before his scheduled appointment with O’Flynn. Dressed in dark trousers and a pink stripped shirt, The Guardian watched from a distance of about 10 metres as Chime, who covered himself from the freezing cold with a long unbuttoned woolen coat and a grey woolen hat that covered his face, pressed the clinic’s buzzer to be let in.
“I’ll be out within a few minutes,” he told his chauffer who zoomed off in the direction of Oxford street.
Although The Guardian’s investigations showed that the professor of ENT should not normally consult with him for more than 15 to 30 minutes, Chime had not stepped out of the hospital of the rich and famous as of the time of filing this report (3.30 p.m. or 4.30 p.m. Nigerian time).
Chime had been away from the state since September 19, 2012. Since his departure, rumours have been strong that he had been down following an undisclosed illness.
he Guardian gathered that Chime had been discharged from Wellington Humane Hospital, Swiss Cottage, London, on November 21, last year, after successful surgeries that allegedly had to do with his respiratory organ.
He, however, returned to the hospital from a private apartment on January 11, this year as an out-patient for check-up.
Further details of his ailments could not be disclosed as experts attending to him said that doing so would “breach data protection law” as it applies in the United Kingdom (UK) which the governor is entitled to.
The source however disclosed that he would need further examination and monitoring to ascertain his level of response to treatment.
Although he had hurried out of the state following an alleged illness, officials of his administration had always denied the reports, explaining that the governor is “hale and hearty”, and only left to enjoy his “accumulated leave”.
They insisted that Chime, who came to power in 2007 had not gone on leave since then and had decided to observe one, having worked hard to improve the fortunes of the state. [ChannelKoos]