Frontline Ijaw leader and former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark, has debunked rumours that he collapsed following President Goodluck Jonathan’s defeat in the March 28 presidential election.
Clark is Jonathan’s self-styled political “godfather”.
The elder statesman, who left Nigeria Friday night for London, spoke with journalists in Abuja, declaring that it was wrong for anyone to think that he would die, after Jonathan lost the polls to Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) of the All Progressives Congress.
He said some people had been carrying the rumor that he collapsed when he heard about the outcome of the presidential election.
“I am here today to tell you that I am not dead. Or am I dead? In every election, there would be winners and losers. The same thing happened during the last presidential election.
“I am alive. Today, I won’t talk about what happened before, during and after the election. That will come another day.
“I am talking to you now because I am travelling tomorrow and some people will go into the streets and say I was carried into air ambulance.
“President Jonathan that contested election had congratulated the winner and the whole world acclaimed him for conceding defeat.
“Jonathan was the one who contested election, I didn’t. So, why should I die?” he quipped.