Taraba State Governor Suntai’s Condition Yet to Improve
Taraba State Governor Danbaba Suntai who endured brain injuries in an air crash in 2012 is allegedly stuck in Wellington Hospital in London with his inner circle and his condition has failed to improve.
The group had hoped to bring him back him back to Nigeria on September 9, but he has failed to improve sufficiently and appears incapable of governing the state.
After returning to Nigeria last year August, Suntai was once again flown out of the country to the United Kingdom by a cabal in the state for medical attention, in a bid to stall the transfer of power to his deputy, Garba Umar.
However, several months after, his medical status still remains uncertain and reports say he has not improved much but his inner circle seems determined to use him to regain political relevance in the State.
Earlier on Thursday, 11 of the 13 members of the executive council had written to Taraba House of Assembly asking for an investigation into the medical condition of the governor in order to determine his physical and mental capacity to resume work as governor. The letter was submitted to the Speaker, Josiah Sabo Kente.
Suntai, who was involved in an air mishap in October 2012, spent about a year in hospitals in Germany and United States of America, where he was treated for the injuries he sustained from the plane crash.
He was flown back to Nigeria last August with the intent of assuming the governance of Taraba State. Hi return was trailed with a lot of controversy as many deemed him unfit to govern. Due to his state of health, his deputy, Alhaji Umar Garba, was confirmed as the acting governor, pending when the governor is fit enough to resume full leadership of the state.
Chief medical Director of the Taraba State Specialist hospital, Dr. Zakari Aliyu was later dragged to the Medical and Dental tribunal for divulging information on the health of the ailing Governor.
The ailing Governor was once again flown to London, the U.K., on June 3, 2014, Tuesday, for a medical check-up.