The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is considering its options in replacing Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State as it is becoming clearer he is unlikely to recover from his head injuries.
The governor, who was in a plane crash at the Yola International
Airport in Adamawa two months ago, is currently in hospital in Hanover,
Sahara Reporters claims that several sources have told it that the party is working
with the Presidency to find a suitable replacement for the governor.
According to one source, several party leaders including PDP chairman
Bamanga Tukur, Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi, and Senate
David Mark, have all visited the ailing governor and concluded that he could never recover from brain injury to run the state.
A separate delegation led by the Speaker of the House of
Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, failed to set eyes on the governor
during an attempted visit two weeks ago as he had been moved to the
intensive care unit and on life support. He and his four companions
could only leave a get well message with Mr. Suntai’s doctors.
SaharaReporters it has also learned that last week, Mr. Suntai’s
personal doctor visited Nigeria and confided in family members and
friends that the governor is unlikely to recover from his head injuries
But as in the case of the late Nigerian president, Umaru Yar’Adua,
members of Mr. Suntai’s family have pressurized state officials to
engage in propaganda that the brain-damaged governor is “making
dramatic” improvements and speaking by telephone to some people in the