Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has cleared the air on the news spreading across the state regarding the purported death of his wife, Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano.
In a statement titled ‘Politicking with Death in Anambra State’ made available in Awka, weekend, by Mr. Emeka Ozumba, the Governor’ s Special Assistant on Media, Chief Obiano described as ‘vicious’ reports making the rounds that the First Lady of the state was dead.
“Our attention has been drawn to the vicious rumour injected into the social media by an immoral opposition, alleging that the amiable wife of the governor of Anambra State, Chief Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano, Osodieme, has passed on.
“This poisonous lie is a new low in opposition politics in Anambra State and one that must be condemned by anyone who has the slightest respect for the right to life and dignity of the human person.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Chief Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano is alive and in best physical, psychological and emotional condition possible.
“She has been observing her annual vacation in the United States and has not had any reason to spend a night in the hospital since she arrived the USA. The governor’s wife is hale and hearty.
“We urge the general public to disregard this rumour as there is no semblance of truth to it.
“The power of life and death resides with the Almighty God and no matter what may be the cruel designs of man against his kind, life only comes to an end when it pleases God,” the statement read.