Over the last twenty-four hours, SaharaReporters had been inundated with inquiries by readers who said they had heard that Mr. Nnamani, a medical doctor, had died. But when SaharaReporters contacted Igbonekwu Ogazimorah, a Commissioner for Information under the Nnamani administration, the former governor’s aide issued a statement denying the rumors.
The text of Mr. Ogazimorah’s statement is below:
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 with any terminal illness. Yes, Nnamani undertook a successful open heart surgery two months ago and has been recuperating. He personally spoke to me twice yesterday and over seven times today, Friday, August 17. In high spirits, Chimaroke Nnamani requested me to tell his followers that he considers it a privilege to be among the very few who had the opportunity of reading their obituaries while alive. Friends and well wishers are advised to ignore the rumor as Nnamani is alive and well, though currently staying out of Nigeria because of the surgery.
Signed: Mr. Igbonekwu Ogazimorah, former Commissioner for Information