By Chinonso Alozie
Owerri—Senator Francis Arthur Nzeribe, yesterday, said he was not suffering from a stroke. He made the statement through a release to newsmen in Owerri, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Collins Ughalaa.
Nzeribe said he was not happy with the manner in which some people have peddled rumours that he had a stroke, adding that at the age of 79, he is hale and hearty.
According to the release, “the attention of Senator Francis Arthur Nzeribe has been drawn to the hate speech going on against him in the media, especially the social media, including the unfounded rumour that he had a stroke.
“Chief Nzeribe should have ignored this hate rumour, but to set the record straight, this brief response is offered to the effect that the rumour is false as I don’t have a stroke.
“At 79 years old, I am hale and hearty and not suffering from a stroke. I am not in my community, Oguta, in Imo State. I am resting in my house in Abuja. And I thank God for keeping me healthy and allowing me see old age.
“Life and death are in God’s hands, and God willing, I will remain hale and hearty and not suffer a stroke until such a time when God calls me home. And no amount of hate speech can change or alter God’s plans for me or anyone else.”
“I am not suffering from stroke and I cannot wish anyone to suffer stroke. But to those manufacturing and spreading this hateful speech against me, I wish them the best.
“God has deemed it fit for me to see old age in good health, and there is nothing more to ask from God.”