Gov. Suntai’s fellow plane crash victims return

Wreckage of the aircraft carrying Governor Suntai and five others

A Senator said the governor is recovering well

Two aides of Governor Danbaba Suntai, who alongside the governor were involved in a plane crash, returned to the country on Saturday evening from Germany where they had gone for treatment.

Mr. Suntai’s Chief Security Officer, Tinu Dangana, and chief detail, Joel Danladi, arrived without the governor. Both men were in the private plane piloted by Mr. Suntai, which crashed in Yola, Adamawa State, on October 25. They were taken to Germany for treatment days after the governor was rushed to Germany and after much public outcry.

Despite the governor’s non-return and amidst rumours of Mr. Suntai suffering a brain damage from the accident, one of the governors close political associates, who was in Germany with him, Emmanuel Bwacha, said such rumours are not true.

Mr. Bwacha, a senator representing Taraba South constituency, informed reporters last week that Mr. Suntai’s condition is improving.

“The governor has been speaking before I left for Nigeria but when he spoke to me yesterday, he spoke more audibly and with a discerning voice and from all indications, he would soon be back in the country,” Mr. Bwacha said last Wednesday.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Suntai’s party, has called on Nigerians to pray for the speedy recovery of the governor.

The spokesperson of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, who made the call on Saturday did not however give details of the condition of the governor.

Mr. Metuh had promised to inform Nigerians about the true state of the condition of the governor when the National Working Committee members of the party that travelled to Germany to see the ailing governor returns.

On Saturday, when he was reminded of the promise, he remarked that ” all I can say is that the party is praying hard for his full recovery and I call on all Nigerians to also pray for him.”

“To live or die is in the hands of God and the health condition of a person whether hale or sick does not determine when the person will die until the appointed time allocated to him by God,” the party spokesperson said.


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