Contrary to earlier rumour, the immediate past Governor of Enugu State, Barrister Sullivan Chime, is still very much alive.
There was anxiety across the country Saturday morning following unconfirmed reports that Chime died at an Indian Hospital.
The rumour of Chime’s purported death was reportedly amplified at 6:10 p.m. on Saturday by a WhatsApp broadcast: “Breaking! Former Governor of Enugu State, Barrister Sullivan Chime, is dead.”
However, when DAILY POST contacted one of Chime’s ex-aide, he laughed off the rumour, describing it as antics of wicked people.
“There is no such thing; he is hale and hearty; this rumour is from the pit of hell”, he said pleading anonymity.
DAILY POST equally reached out to some sources at the Enugu Government House, who equally maintained that the death rumour was untrue.
“Chime is enjoying himself at Udi, his home town”, one of them said.
This is not the first time such rumour is been peddled about Chime. In 2013, he was equally reported to have died in India where he had gone for treatment.
However, he returned to Nigeria after three months of treatment and described the death rumour as entertaining.