Former Niger Delta militant leader, High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo a.k.a Tompolo, has said he is hale and hearty.
Tompolo was reacting to reports that he was shot dead in Bayelsa State during the House of Representatives primary election.
The High Priest of Egbesu Deity said, contrary to reports, he is doing well.
Tompolo’s denial was contained in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Paul Bebenimibo.
Describing the reports as malicious, the former militant leader urged Nigerians to disregard such.
The statement reads: “The attention of High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, has been drawn to an online report that one Tompolo was killed in Ogbia during the Peoples Democratic Party primaries for House of Reps and Senate.
“For the avoidance of doubt, this story has nothing to do with High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo. He is hale, hearty, and doing well by God’s grace.
“The general public should know that High Chief Government Ekpemupolo is a leader of the masses and will continue to speak for the masses.
“He urges the general public to disregard the malicious online report of his death.”