'Emeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, Still Alive' â€“ Gov. Obi
Emerging indication shows that Nigerian leaders do not learn from history. Like Late President Yar`adua`s health saga, Emeka Odimegwu Ojukwu health status is now shrouded in secrecy. Thus giving room for speculation that the former warlord has died. In response to rumour of his demise, the Anambra state government, who hitherto had been very economical with words, were quick to dispel the rumour. In a text message to the media, the governor, Mr Peter Obi, said, 'Ojukwu is still alive and responding to treatment in a hospital in London'.
Continuing, he said, the attention paid to Chief Ojukwu's health is an expression of the great affection that many Nigerians have for him'.
'I have been speaking to Ojukwu's doctors on an hourly basis and can confirm that Mr Ojukwu is very much alive' Gov. Obi affirmed.
Attempt to reach Chief Ojukwu`s immediate family members were unsuccessful, neither his wife Bianca or his sons, Emeka Ojukwu Jnr and Sylvester Odumegwu Ojukwu had returned our call or text messages as at press time.