Governor Hope Uzodimma (file photo)
Uzodimma is not dead – Imo govt
By Valentine Amanze
The Imo State government has said that Governor Hope Uzodimma is alive and not dead contrary to voice message in social media on Wednesday June 1, 2022.
It stated, “Uzodimma is not only hale and hearty but has been energetically attending to all his scheduled activities in the nation’s capital, Abuja.”
The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, stated this in Owerri on Wednesday, while reacting to the voice message in the social media that the governor died on his way to India for medication.
Emelumba also dismissed the voice message as unfounded, wicked and mindless fabrication.
He said that those behind the satanic rumours were descendants of Lucifer, who were vainly wishing evil on the governor.
According to him, Uzodinma is not afflicted with any challenge that would have led to a stroke and eventual death.
“His Excellency attended a meeting with the President alongside other APC governors on Tuesday morning. As I speak, he has entered another party meeting with other stakeholders ahead of APC’s Convention. So I don’t really know what those concocting this rumour want to achieve,” Emelumba said.
The commissioner warned the purveyors of the rumours to desist forthwith before they suffer unmitigated disaster.
He said that it was clear that those who do not wish the governor well had been fantasizing about a phantom illness saying, however, that they will continue to be disappointed as Uzodimma is enjoying robust health and attending to state duties.
Emelumba, however, urged the people of the state and indeed Nigerians to disregard “this fabrication from mentally deranged elements seeking attention over nothing.”
He assured that the matter had been handed over to the relevant security agencies to unravel those behind the satanic audio recording.