An elderly woman, Rebekah Ikeakor, resident of Abubor-Nnewichi, Nnewi, Anambra state, reportedly collapsed on hearing the news that Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressive Congress (APC), was declared winner of the February 25 presidential election.
Ikeakor was said to have been rushed to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi in the early hours of Wednesday soon after Tinubu’s victory was announced.
Son of the victim, Uzoma Ikeakor said his mother, a die-hard supporter of Labour Party LP Presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi almost gave up the ghost when he told her that Obi lost the election.
He said: “My mother is a die-hard supporter of Mr Peter Obi. The place we live in Lagos state, my mother was one of the people that moved from place to place asking people to vote for Obi and Labour Party.
“What she did in Idumota, Lagos state, where we live brought a lot of hatred to her. Infact, a lot of Yoruba women stopped buying things from her shop because they said she hated Tinubu and Yoruba people.
“She received a lot of threats from people, such that she stopped going to her shop five days before the election.
“After voting on Saturday, February 25, she insisted that we must come back to Nnewi the following day, until such a time when Lagos would be calm, and Peter Obi should have been announced the winner.
“My mom prayed a lot, fasted so much, having the belief that Peter Obi would become president of Nigeria, so that suffering and bad governance will end.
“So, when she heard that Tinubu was declared winner, it took my family members great efforts to revive her, because, she collapsed immediately.”
At the emergency unit of the hospital, where she was reportedly kept, a medical doctor on duty, who prefered anonymity, said the patient was down and needed some rest.
“You cannot see her now. She is down and needs rest. You may come back tomorrow; by then, she must have gotten better,” she said.