Dr. Madukwe Ukaegbu, an aide of former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has debunked rumours that the business tycoon is terribly ill. An online report yesterday had it that he was flown to a German hospital.
According to the report, the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate for Abia North senatorial district in the 2019 election was rushed to a hospital in Germany while he was in coma.
Ukaegbu, in a statement he made available to reporters on Thursday, said the report was mere rumours and handiwork of evil political messengers. Orji is in Germany, hale and hearty, having rounds of meeting with business associates.
Frankly, I had a chat with Kalu on Tuesday night and again on Wednesday morning after he might have finished speaking with his lawyers over his case that is coming up next week.
“Nobody should take that report with any atom of seriousness because it is the handiwork of political hackers and hoodlums who have nothing doing and see fake report on Kalu as their source of income and livelihood.”
“Political enemies are at it again because they know that their time is up; they know there is going to be a level playing field in 2019 election and they are aware that Kalu is going to win the Abia North senatorial district seat and they think that the best way to stop him is to continuously dish out fake news, thinking that is the only way to stop him.
“The other time, the rumour was that his name was not in the APC register and when that could not work out, they came with another rumour that he was screened out by his party to contest the election and that even his name was not on INEC list of those to contest the election.