Chime was reported to have passed on at an Indian hospital on Saturday, after battling an undisclosed ailment for some months.
The State Commissioner for Information, Mr Chucks Ugwuoke who confirmed this to Vanguard on Sunday, described the news as unfounded.
According to him, the governor is doing well and will soon return to the state.
Meanwhile a close source told me the Governor is currently in the United Kingdom and not India.
More details will be updated.