By Aderele Ijelu
IBILE.TV NEWS – Contrary to media reports that circulated late Tuesday about the death of former head of Nigeria’s Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan, the Ogun state government say the elder statesman is alive.
Chief Shonekan, 82, succeeded ex-Military President Ibrahim Babangida in 1993 after elections meant to usher in the country’s third republic were annulled by the military.
Debunking the reports, the Secretary to the Ogun state government, Taiwo Adeoluwa, described the rumor as a “lie from the pit of hell”.
According to him governor Ibikunle Amosun had already spoken with Chief Shonekan who reportedly told the governor that he was hale and hearty.
Also reacting, Chief Shonekan daughter, Mrs. Basirat Umar-Shonekan, said although her father has not been feeling too well, he was very much alive.