Some confirmation to the status of former governor of Enugu State, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani is kicking in as his associates debunked the rumours of his death.
Accroding to Dr Dan Shere who was the 2011 governorship candidate of the People for Democratic Change in Enugu State, Nnamani is still ALIVE.
“I spoke with him (Nnamani) about one hour ago (3.15 pm on Friday) and he was sounding very well. He has only undergone a successful medical procedure and is recuperating very fast.
“I don’t know why people should be spreading such malicious rumours. What they want to achieve with it, I don’t know.”
A former Commissioner for Information during Nnamani’s reign as Enugu State governor (1999 – 2012), Mr. Ogazimora Igbonekwu, also said, “This is wicked. Why are people doing this? Has politics in Enugu State degenerated to this level?”
In an official statement he made available to journalists, Ogazimora noted, “Here is stating that there is no truth whatsoever in the claim by some people that former governor of Enugu State, Chimaroke Nnamani, is dead or gripped by a terminal illness.”
The statement also reads, “Yes, Nnamani undertook a successful surgery two months ago and has been recuperating. He personally spoke twice to me yesterday (Thursday) and at exactly 4.35 pm today, Friday, August 17. Friends and well-wishers are advised to ignore the rumour as Nnamani is alive and well, though currently staying out of Nigeria because of the surgery.”