Former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark, has denied rumours that he collapsed and died immediately the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari was declared winner of the March 28 Presidential election.
Clark said this while addressing journalists in Abuja, yesterday. According to him, there was no reason for him to collapse and die because President Goodluck Jonathan lost the election, when he himself had conceded victory and congratulated Buhari who won at the polls.
The elder statesman therefore urged Nigerians to stop engaging in false rumour. He also stressed the need for all to cooperate with the incoming government in-order to move the country forward.
“We must forget what was said against one another during the elections and move forward. Jonathan was the one that contested the election and has conceded defeat, so, why should I die because Jonathan lost.
“You can see me here today talking to you, hail and hearty. I think it is unfair for people to begin to carry rumour that I collapsed and died after the result of the Presidential election was announced,” he said.