Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, is currently down with renal failure.
This was disclosed by his daughter, Sonia, in a statement on Sunday.
Speaking for the first time since her organ donor scandal began to make the news, the 25-year-old in a lengthy Instagram post, confirmed that she dropped out of the University of Newcastle in 2019, after being diagnosed with a rare kidney disease, FSGS Nephrotic Syndrome.
Sonia confirmed that she is currently in London, UK, where she receives five hours of dialysis 3-4 times a week.
A part of the statement then added: “In the circumstance above, I am appealing to anybody whom it may please to assist me willingly with a kidney donation in the name of God.
“This appeal would have been utterly unnecessary as every member of my family is eager to donate their kidney to me, knowing that I would do the same for any of them. Regrettably, a comprehensive medical examination showed that my case of nephrotic syndrome is a genetic illness and the doctors advised against donation from any of my family members, as it would likely reoccur. In the time that my father has been incarcerated, he has been diagnosed with acute kidney damage.”