Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano, his wife Ebeleckukwu Obiano and other top government officials have been named as part of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 following an alleged outbreak of the disease at the government house.
However, media aide to the chief of staff of the governor Primus Odili debunked the rumour.
An online publication (not Anaedoonline.ng) had reported that the governor and others contracted the disease through the wife of Mr Primus who recently returned from the United States.
However, the aide said in a statement on Thursday that the allegation was mischievous.
The statement reads: “This is certainly the season of trash and cheap blackmail against perceived opponents, with the majority of them not worthy of any response.
“However, the recent viral post that there has been a coronavirus scare in the government house is not only infantile but the height of mischief, obviously driven by envy and jealousy.
“For the records, there’s no such scare in government house; least of all, it’s being triggered by the wife of the COS. The Governor is 100% fine and going about his administrative duties diligently while observing the world recommended wearing of face mask, sanitizing and social distancing
“The post is, therefore, part of the evil machinations of those, who, for reasons best known to them, are envious and jealous of the young man, Primus, his track records and his wife, whose only offense is that she visits her husband from time to time from America.
“Primus and wife are hale and hearty. The wife is safely back in the United States and doing her work, while our governor is safely doing his work here.”