As the rumour mills went agog yesterday about the health status of Chief Tony Anenih, the Iyasele of Esanland and former chairman of the Baird of trustees of the PDP his friends and associates denied the rumour doing the rounds that he has passed away.
The social media on Wednesday had reports that the elder statesman who is currently in abroad on health grounds, died of cancer in a London hospital.
Edo State chairman of the PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, and a former youth leader of the party in the state, Barrister Vincent Akhere; described the claims as total fabrication and handiwork of mischief makers.
Barrister Akhere said he spoke with Chief Anenih on phone on Wednesday morning adding that Chief Anenih travelled to London on Tuesday and that he would be back in the country weekend.
“I spoke with him on phone about 15 minutes ago. Chief is well, alive and kicking. We even joke over the matter. It is true that Chief had a surgery not too long ago but is fine now.”
Chief Orbih simply said that the rumour was unfortunate, adding that the people behind it should ask God for forgiveness.