Nigerian business magnate and philanthropist, Capt. Idahosa Wells Okunbo (Capt. Hosa), has confirmed that he is currently ill, but said his illness has nothing to do with the outcome of the Edo election held in September as orchestrated in social media.
Okunbo, during the election activities had publicly supported Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the APC candidate who lost the election.
In a statement which he personally signed on Tuesday, Okunbo denied that the election result drove him into a coma as reported, he however informed that he is currently undergoing treatments for his health issues outside the country.
Though, the philanthropist did not disclose his illness, he pointed out that it was ungodly for people to gloat over the fact that he is not feeling well.
The full statement reads
“My attention has been drawn to a rash of social media posts concerning my health and the inhuman manner in which it is being orchestrated to look as if it was as a result of the outcome of the September 19, 2020 Edo State Governorship election in which I publicly supported Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
“It is evidently ungodly for people to gloat over the fact that I am not feeling well. God does not approve of such disposition and those who engage in that pastime are only mocking and playing God.
“I have never claimed to be a superhuman being. I do not deny the fact that I am not well. I am outside the country for my medicals, which were delayed because of the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“After a series of tests, my doctors confirmed that I have some health issues.
“It is, therefore, ill-advised and inhuman for those who are not comfortable with the position I took in the Edo election to joyfully circulate in the social media that I have health issues and that I have slid into coma. Well, I leave them all to God.
“I am over 60 years. I thank God who gave me the gift of life, an opportunity to live a good life, the grace to build a legacy of achievements and, most importantly, a good name, which is better than silver and gold.
“I hold dearly to heart the words of the scriptures that there is a time to be born; and a time to die. But what is most important in life is what I have done with my life. And, this applies to every mortal being.
“Edo election, which is the reason they are doing this, has come and gone. Those who are opposed to me for taking a position in the election, which they won, should leave me alone and get busy with their life.
“I have moved on with life. I advise them to do the same instead of dwelling in the past. Nevertheless, I wish them well in all they do.
“God is on His throne and to Him be all glory, honour and adoration.”