Peter Obi had malaria not heart attack – Murray-Bruce

Ben Murray-Bruce

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has affirmed the words of the spokesman of the Vice-Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in February election, Peter Obi, that he never suffered a heart attack.

Obi’s spokesman, Valentine Obienyem, had on Tuesday in a statement said that the former Anambra State governor felt feverish and visited a hospital in Onitsha where he received treatment but that he returned home same day.

“May I therefore use this medium to inform the public that Obi did not suffer any heart attack or any debilitating illness. He felt a bit feverish, which is one of the pangs of humanity, visited a hospital in Anambra State and that is all. Mr. Peter Obi is hale and hearty,” he said.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Mr Murray-Bruce said he spoke with Obi who assured him that he only had malaria.

“I spoke to @PeterObi. Yes, he had malaria, but he is now fine. Nothing like a heart attack. He is full of enough life to give those who wish him dead a panic attack. Peter, we celebrate you and your contribution to Nigeria. May you remain with us for a very, long time,” he wrote.

Obi was present on Wednesday at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja for its inaugural sitting.

He arrived the venue at about 9:24 am.