- Media aide to PDP Vice Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, Valentine Obienyem, has refuted media reports that his principal had suffered a heart attack.
Reports were rife online today that Obi who was a one-time governor of Anambra state, was reportedly admitted in a hospital in Anambra state after suffering a heart attack. The report claimed he was under close monitoring, with plans to fly him abroad if his condition did not improve.
However in a statement released yesterday Tuesday May 7th, Obienyem described those behind the reports as liars. The statement reads“Yesterday, I posted a report of how the former Governor of Anambra State felt a bit feverish and had to visit a Hospital at Onitsha. I equally reported that he returned and went straight to office to continue his work. We spent the whole day planning on the focus of his next apostolate: support to 50 selected hospitals.
“Today, the reckless fringe twisted the report that Obi suffered a heart attack. I should believe that anybody capable of coming out with such a wicked and twisted lie is as well as wishing him dead. But the sooner they realize that God is the creator and custodian of all lives, the better for them.“May I therefore use this medium to inform the public that Obi did not suffer any heart attack or any debilitating illness. He felt a bit feverish, which is one of the pangs of humanity, visited a hospital in Anambra State and that is all. Mr. Peter Obi is hale and hearty” he said.