The Benue State governor, Gabriel Suswam, has cautioned those he said were playing politics with the health of his Taraba counterpart,Danbaba Suntai, contending that he was far better than his people were being told.
Suswam said Suntai had made remarkable recovery from injuries he sustained in an air crash in October 2012, adding that he “would soon resume duties.’’
Suswam who just arrived from a trip to US during which he visited the ailing Taraba State governor regretted that the health of his colleague was being politicized.
Addressing journalists in Makurdi, Suswam maintained that Suntaihad recuperated enough to think of returning to work and dismissed speculations that he lost his memory from injuries sustained during the crash over nine months ago.
”It is not true, I was with him and he spoke with the Vice President on telephone for about three minutes. Even if that was the case, he has regained it and he is doing very well and recuperating in America,” Suswam stated.
He said that it was curious for people to maintain that his condition remains the same as the initial period after the crash when he was in the German hospital and in critical condition, noting that he has since received the best medical attention in the world.
He expressed optimism that Suntai would soon return to the country.
“The truth is that he has substantially recovered and … If you look at him you would not know that he was involved in a plane crash, because he spoke and did things by himself contrary to the stories we were told.”