Chairman of Ocean Marine Solutions Limited (OMSL), Captain (Dr) Idahosa Wells Okunbo, better known as Capt. Hosa, has bemoaned social media posts playing politics with his health issues.
In a statement he personally signed on Tuesday, he noted that his attention had been drawn to a “rash of social media media posts” concerning his health and the manner in which it was being made to look like the outcome of the recent governorship election in Edo State played a role in his current health status.
Recall that the businessman had backed Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election which he lost to Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Okunbo, who said he doesn’t deny the fact that he’s not well, described the posts gloating over his health issues as “ungodly.”
He noted that it was ill-advised and inhuman for those who disagreed with the position he took in the Edo election to joyfully circulate in the social media that he has health issues and that he had slid into coma.
The maritime entrepreneur, therefore, advised those still dwelling on his role in the concluded election to move on with their lives as he has done.
“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,” Okunbo said.
“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.”