Anambra State government has denied rumours that the state’s first family, Governor Willie Obiano and his wife Ebelechukwu Obiano have been infected with COVID-19.

Rumours around the state is that the wife of the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr Primus Odili who came from US to celebrate the Yuletide with her family infected the first family after a meeting with them.

But Mr Chike Okoli, A Special Adviser to Governor Obiano and media aide to Odili said the rumours making the rounds was false as Odili’s wife is neither positive of the virus, nor the governor and his wife.

Okoli said Mrs Odili, who was in the country, has long moved back to the United States, where she works, after undergoing the compulsory COVID-19 test.

Okoli in his reaction said, “This is trash and cheap blackmail against perceived opponents, with the majority of them not worthy of any response.

“The recent viral post that there has been a coronavirus scare in 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, being triggered by the wife of the COS. The Governor is 100% fine and going about his administrative duties deligently 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.”

Okoli continued that, “Primus and his wife are hale and hearty. The wife is safely back to the United States and doing her work, while our governor is safely doing his work here.”