The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Adamu Mu’azu, is sick and has been flown abroad, his office announced Tuesday.
Mr. Mu’azu travelled last week for treatment and has remained in an undisclosed hospital abroad, a statement by his media aide, Tony Amadi, said.
“The National Chairman of PDP, Dr. Ahmad Adamu Mu’azu is sick and currently undergoing medical attention abroad and will return to the country as soon as his doctors are satisfied with his medical condition. He left the country last week and hopes to be back soon,” the statement said.
“The leader of the party, President Goodluck Jonathan, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the party Chief Tony Anenih and Senate President Senator David Mark and members of the National Working Committee of the party are all aware of the Chairman’s medical trip abroad.”
The statement on Mr. Mu’azu’s ill-health appears to be in response to comments made on Monday by the governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, accusing the PDP chairman of secretly traveling to Singapore for treatment, during the recent elections, without informing his party’s presidential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan.
Mr. Fayose, who spoke on Channels television, said even when the chairman traveled recently, for treatment for his left hand, he told some people he had “deceived the president”.
Mr. Fayose challenged the PDP chairman to deny his claims.
The Ekiti governor accuses Mr. Mu’azu of betraying the party and Mr. Jonathan, and has demanded his resignation.
Meanwhile, the PDP chief has appealed to party members to be patient, expressing hope that “the travails facing the party will soon wither away and the party will be a united opposition to the incoming All Progressive Congress for the overall good of Nigeria”.
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