A former Federal Commissioner for Information in Nigeria and acclaimed leader of the ethnic Ijaw group, Chief Edwin Clark, has debunked rumours that he collapsed after President Goodluck Jonathan was defeated in the 28 March Presidential election.Edwin-Clark

Clark, 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 was thrashed by Muhammadu Buhari in the election.

He said some people had been going round with rumours 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.”

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