The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State, Ikechi Emenike, has called for a special care for the mother of quintuplets and her babies.
Oluomachi Nwojo, 24-year-old final year student of Forestry and Environmental Management, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU) was delivered of the five babies via cesarean section on Tuesday. The multiple birth comprised three baby girls and two boys.
The APC candidate visited the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Umuahia on Wednesday to rejoice with the new mother and her family.
Emenike, who was represented by the Director General of his governorship campaign council, Chief Uche Ogboso, congratulated the parents on the safe delivery of the “bountiful gifts from God.”
He presented gifts of cash, baby formula, beverages and diapers for the care of the young mother and her babies, adding that multiple birth was a rare occurrence which demands holistic prenatal and postnatal care.
He noted that the mother and her five babies needed to be assisted so that the precious gift from God will not bring sorrow to the family of the quintuplets.
Mr. Nwojo Oru, whose daughter gave birth to the quintuplets, thanked the APC governorship candidate for coming to the aid of his family even when he did not know them, adding that his family was enamoured by his show of love.
he Public Relations Officer of FMC Umuahia, Mr. Darlington Madubuko, told journalists that the birth of the quintuplets at the medical institution was the first in recent memory.
He said the medical facility was familiar with delivery of twins and triplets until last year when quadruples were born and now quintuplets.
The spokesman said the young mother was given expert attention by consultants all through her pregnancy and the delivery of the five babies.
“It is a miracle from God,” he said, adding that taking care of the five babies “is going to be a big burden in this economic situation in the country.
“We are begging government, corporate organisations and private individuals to help the family of the quintuplets to take care of the new babies,” Madubuko said.