My brain tumour sickness was a spiritual attack by politicians –Julius Agwu


Ace comedian, Julius Agwu, hinted that his sickness was caused by a spiritual attack from politicians, who were against his governorship ambition in 2015.

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Agwu had declared to run for Rivers State Governorship election in 2015, and not long after his declaration, he was diagnosed with brain turmoil, a disease that almost killed him, put his career on hiatus, and took him to United States for proper medical treatment.

“We decided to go to America and I was told that I had three tumours, one at the back, which was like a golf ball and two others were inside my brain. We started looking for my documents. At a point, I almost committed suicide,” he once said in an interview.

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The humour merchant, has however, laid the genesis of his trouble at the door of politicians in a veiled statement he made in an interview he granted Punch.

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“We live in a country where people are funny. Remember there was a time I made it public that I wanted to contest as a governor for my state, now, people have advised me not to try it again because they believe that my illness was a spiritual attack. We live in a country where people test your power when you announce that you want to contest for an office. My good friend, Okey Bakassi, told me that the illness was a spiritual attack and pleaded with me not to try it again. He said that there was a time he also thought of contesting for a political office but that something happened to him which he said he would never forget. I just kept on laughing,” he told the paper.

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