Governor of Taraba State, Mr. Danbaba Suntai who is recovering from grave injuries sustained in a plane crash should be able to resume his duties very soon, Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State declared yesterday, referring to him as a living miracle.
Suswam also confirmed that Suntai spoke with Vice-President Namadi Sambo on Tuesday in his presence. Suswam visited Suntai in New York, United States where he is recuperating following last October’s air crash of a private plane that he was piloting.
He also confirmed that Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God also visited Suntai same Tuesday.
Governor Suswam who was accompanied by his wife, Yemisi during his visit to Suntai, dismissed reports that Suntai was unable to recognize friends and family, saying that Suntai recognsied and called his wife by her name.
“He is fine, he is doing very, very well and he is walking on his own and when I was with him, they brought food to him and he ate,” Governor Suswam said when he visited Suntai while on an official trip to the United States.
“When I was with him, we made a call to the vice-president and he (Suntai) spoke with him.
“He is walking and it is a living miracle that we are seeing,” the Benue governor said.
Asked if there are prospects of Suntai resuming work as governor, Suswan said, “Why not, he should be able to resume work and I see no reason why he cannot, and I think he is very ok.”
When asked if Suntai recognized him, Suswan replied: “Recognise me? Yes, he recognized me and even called my wife by her name and I can say that he has recovered his memory and those stories about memory loss are not true as I spent about one hour with him discussing and exchanging banters.”
Governor Suntai was discharged from John Hopkins University Hospital after he was transferred there from Germany following a crash he survived near Yola, Adamawa State on October 25, 2012.