The Anambra State Government has responded to rumours of the death of the state’s First Lady, Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano.In a press statement delivered to this news site on Sunday, October 4, 2015 signed by Emeka Ozumba, Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano, the government said the rumour was being circulated on social media and was the work of an “immoral opposition”.
Apparently due to the long absence of the governor’s wife from official functions in the state, an online publication went to town with the rumour that Mrs. Obiano passed on at the weekend after a plastic surgery in the United States of America, USA.
However, a statement signed by Ozumba described the publication as the handiwork of enemies.
The statement said that the Governor’s wife was currently on vacation in the United States of America and was in good health. The government urged Nigerians to ignore the rumour as Mrs. Obiano was in good health.
Read the full statement below:
Politicking with Death in Anambra State: The Height of Indecency
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 the dignity of the human person.
For the avoidance of doubt, Chief Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano is alive and in the 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.
We urge the general public to disregard this immoral 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.
Special Assistant, Media.