Contrary to reports, a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Anthony Anenih, is alive, his aide, Sufuyan Ojeifo, has said.
Mr. Anenih, 82, was reported to have slumped on Sunday while having breakfast at his Durham Broadway private London home after he was discharged from the hospital.
But Mr. Ojeifo, in a text message to PREMIUM TIMES, dispelled the rumour, saying the politician, is alive.
“I spoke with him (leader) at 1:37pm today. He is hale and hearty,” Mr. Ojeifo. “The report was simply a concoction of mischief. Only God and the harbinger of the rumour know the intendment of it.
“When I spoke with him, he said he did not know the hospital mentioned in the report neither did he know the doctor mentioned.
“He said he did not have brain cancer. He rounded off with me by saying ‘God is on the throne’.”
Mr. Anenih, popularly called “Mr. Fix It” was reported to have received N260 million from the embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, who is being tried for diverting $2.1 billion meant for arms purchase.
He allegedly confessed in a letter to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
He said the money was a refund of the N400 million he disbursed, on the instruction of former President Goodluck Jonathan to another politician, Tanko Yakassai; the National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Olu Falae; and the leader of the Accord Party, Rashidi Ladoja, among others, for ‘special political assignments’ ahead of the 2015 polls.