Chief Anenih described such rumour as handiwork of mischief makers.
The Uromi chief told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from London where he has been for a while that he was well and strong, adding: “If I am dead, will I be talking to you?
“I am in London. I am alive and enjoying myself. I am not going to issue any press release to debunk the rumour.
“God will punish them and I believe that they will die before me. I will be back by Sunday.”
Recent media report had it the PDP chieftain had died. He was said to have died of cancer-related ailment in a London hospital on Tuesday night.
One of the online reports had said that Anenih slumped on Sunday while having breakfast at his Durham Broadway, London home after being recently discharged from hospital.
Similarly, the PDP chapter in Edo State also dispelled the rumour of its national leader’s death.
A statement in Benin by the Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Chris Nehikhare, asked the public to discountenance the social media report.
Nehikhare said that the renowned politician would return to Nigeria on Sunday. [myad]