For the umpteenth time, officials of the Enugu State government Thursday dismissed the rumoured death of Governor Sullivan Chime in far away India.
News of the governor’s purported death had taken over the internet and other social media networks, causing tension in the state as both residents and workers in the state capital were seen in groups discussing the development.
It is recalled that similar scenario had played out early in the year following the governor’s trip to the United Kingdom on health grounds which was later discovered to be treatment for cancer of the nose.
It took the governor who returned to the state after almost five months absence, to dispel the rumour.
However, following the upsurge of enquiries on the whereabouts of the governor, some officials of the government who though could not reveal his actual location, dismissed the rumour.
The Commissioner for Information, Chuks Ugwoke, who spoke with THISDAY laughed off the rumour, noting that some idle minds have finally found succour in peddling unfounded rumours.
“How do you expect to begin to react to the activities of rumour peddlers? The other time, they equally said the governor died in India and it was later discovered that the governor had never visited India. Now, they’ve come again, and it is our hope that very soon, they would equally eat the humble pie,” the commissioner noted.
THISDAY checks however revealed that the governor had left the state for Abuja last Tuesday after an official function at the Government House.
It could not be ascertained as at press time whether he had travelled outside the country.