Alhaji Maitama Sule, eminent politician and former Nigerian ambassador to the United Nations (UN), is not dead, according to Project Nigeria.
A statement, last night, by the group which he co-chairs, said the elder statesman, contrary to a claim that he was dead, was hale and hearty.
The statement read: “In view of the rumour flying around the country and the barrage of inquiries to our national secretariat by media operatives, political associates, admirers, supporters and Nigerians in general following some unconfirmed reports in the Nigeria media that Elder statesman Alhaji Dr Maitama Sule is dead, Project Nigeria wishes to formally refute the rumour that Alhaji Maitama Sule, co chair of Project Nigeria is dead
“For the avoidance of doubt members of the secretariat team of Project Nigeria did converse with the Elderstatesman yesterday and today again and he said he is not just alive but hale and hearty and in very sound health. Furthermore, as we issue this statement now Alhaji Maitama Sule is speaking at a lecture at the Bayero University, Kano, Kano state to prove that he is in good shape.
“We wish to thank members all Nigerians who showed concerned about the wellbeing of the elderstatsteman and wish to assure them that Alhaji Maitama Sule will still be here to contribute his quota to the ongoing effort of Project Nigeria (National Consensus Group) to restructure Nigeria and make it a stable and prosperous polity for all.
“Lastly, we wish to advise those who may have other motive in peddling this unsavoury rumour to please desist forth with as we call on the security apparatus of the Nigerian state to be alert and vigilant towards the personal security of the elderstatesman.”