The Taraba State government on Wedbesday, announced that the state governor, Mr Danbaba Suntai, who has been receiving treatment in a German hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a plane crash last October, has been discharged from the hospital.
The state government, which also debunked allegations that the picture of the governor with his wife, Hauwa and their twins widely published in the media during the week was doctored, added that Suntai since his discharge from the hospital, has been undergoing physiotherapy.
This information was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Emmanuel Bello, who also refuted reports that Suntai is brain dead, said the governor spoke with some of his aides during the Christmas break.
According to him, Suntai is recuperating well and would soon return to his duty post. He said: “The governor has been discharged from the hospital and he is currently undergoing physiotherapy. It is not true that the governor is brain dead. He spoke to some of his aides, including me on Christmas Day. He is in his right senses and during his discussion with us, it did not suggest in any way of someone whose brain has been damaged.
“The pictures that you saw in the newspapers are pictures of a real event. The pictures were never stage-managed. They are pictures of a real event that took place with the wife of the governor.”
On the subterranean move to remove Suntai because of alleged incapacitation, Bello said: “My response is that people should familiarise themselves with the provisions of the constitution, especially as it relates to this Taraba incident.
“There is no vacancy in this case; the deputy governor who is now the acting governor is discharging his constitutional duties and there is no inhibition whatsoever. He is loyal to the governor and has not in any way suggested in any manner that he wants to replace the governor,” he said.