Well it turns out that the rumours of President Umaru Yar’Adua being dead or brain damaged are not true. He has finally broken his silence and publicly spoken for the first time in a month and a half. He spoke to the BBC by telephone to explain:
“At the moment I am undergoing treatment, and I’m getting better from the treatment. I hope that very soon there will be tremendous progress, which will allow me to get back home…I wish, at this stage, to thank all Nigerians for their prayers for my good health, and for their prayers for the nation.”
He sounded very frail during the interview with a breaking voice, and coughed while talking.
Click here to listen to the interview: