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NIGERIA: Suntai healthy, could sign signature – PDP

THE Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Friday disclosed that Governor Danbaba Suntai is healthy and full of life and could sign his signature, write notes and read.

Chairman of the party in Taraba State, Victor Bala Kona who made this known, debunked media report that the Governor suffered brain damage from the October 25, 2012 plane crash in Yola, saying that he will soon return to the country.

Kona said that former Deputy Governor of the state, Senator Saleh Danboyi was on his own, following his call for the swearing-in of the acting governor, Alhaji Garba Umar as the substantive governor, adding that Suntai was in a right frame of mind to continue in his position.

According to him, those calling for his impeachment were desperados and would not have their way.

“I spoke with the governor about 40 minutes ago. I spent the entire holiday season in Hanover, Germany and just got back last weekend. I can authoritatively tell you that the governor is in stable condition and would soon be in Nigerian to continue the good work he is doing in Taraba,” he said.

According to Kona, Suntai only needed time to recover fully from the air crash he survived as the German doctors were managing him in a private apartment using physiotherapy that would make him recuperate.

He dismissed the possibility of the governor being removed on ground of incapacitation as the Speaker who was expected to constitute the five- man medical team for such action was with the governor in Germany.

”He is currently at a private apartment doing physiotherapy and receiving visitors. Contrary to all negative comments in some quarters, the governor did not sustain brain or spinal cord injuries. He is not partially paralysed; rather he is in full sense and right frame of mind. He speaks, eats and does all the normal things every agile, strong person  does.

“This governor survived an air crash and the recovery process must take its course. Those expecting him to recover overnight are only trying to make him a superman and are not being honest; surviving an air crash is no child’s play. He needs time to go through the current physiotherapy. The German doctors are very enthusiastic about his recuperation and would soon announce a date for his home coming,” he said.

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