President Yar’Adua Has Returned to Nigeria


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CQ3FZa9V2Y

President Umaru Yar’Adua has returned to Nigeria after 3 months away receiving medical treatment in Saudi Arabia. Apparently Yar’Adua flew back into Nigeria on Tuesday (February 23) night on board a presidential jet, while members of a government delegation that travelled to Saudi Arabia to see him, flew back to Nigeria in a separate plane, after not being allowed to see Yar’Adua.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3smyuB_i8f0

Reuters quoted a Saudi official at Jeddah airport as saying “”The president left at 10:22 p.m. (1922 GMT) alone in a plane and another plane carried Nigerian government envoys,” the official at Jeddah airport told Reuters. Al Jazeera has confirmed that Yar’Adua is back in Nigeria, in the capital Abuja. Reuters reported that two presidential planes landed in the presidential wing of Nigeria’s international airport in Abuja.

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2010/02/2010223234920295369.html

Return Borne Out of Fear

The timing is very telling. The political mood in Nigeria has been moving toward having Yar’Adua PERMANENTLY declared incapacitated, and the “acting” President Good luck Jonathan has been treated with some hope and optimism with many assuming that Yar’Adua was not coming back, and urging Jonathan to carry out reforms.

Things were not looking good for Yar’Adua: his cabinet ally Michael Aondoakaa was removed  as Attorney-General and Justice Minister the same day that Jonathan became acting President. Then the cabinet were become increasingly insistent in demanding to know the state of Yar’Adua’s health. They went to so far as to send a delegation to Saudi Arabia with a mandate to physically see the President to ascertain his condition. Yar’Adua’s return must be viewed in this context.  He and his allies are feeling the heat, and are trying to pre-empt any moves that could permanently sideline Yar’Adua from power.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDTIU8QaQEI

Questions Remain

However now that Yar’Adua is back, what next? Is he healthy enough to resume as President?  Will Jonathan stand aside for him? Things are heating up….

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/feb/24/president-yaradua-back-in-nigeria

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE61M6KI20100223

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11 responses

  1. I feel that the president is pamanently incapacitated because of d way he was smuggled with an ambulance…

  2. I think Yar’Adua was brought home, so dat he will not be impiched as a president after 100 days…

  3. Yar’dua comming may be a planned strategy by d PDP towards prepearation 4d 2011 election.I wonder why we are so greedy in nigeria that we can think of public interest.

  4. ibekwe promise s | Reply

    i hope he is healthy to take over as president.jont

  5. I think he was brought back ‘cos all hope is lost so that when he’s gone, they’ll be able to bury him same day or the next day according to muslim rites. The truth is too hard for these people to swallow. We need to face them and let them know that Nigeria belongs to all of us. No more lies about the health of our president. Enough is enough.

  6. I think mr president had kidney transplant and as a result he is temporaly immunosuppressed. so no visits until he fully recovers. may Allah fasten his recovery

  7. babagana maiduguri | Reply

    My view is that mr president had kidney transplant and as a result he is temporaly immunosuppressed. so no visits until he fully recovers. may Allah fasten his recovery

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  10. i held that mr president is back from hospital and i prayer so that soch a thing we not repeat himself again so he should try as much as possable to resume work nown. because i have no dobt to recommend him but i have doub to ask him to back to sit if is steal alive becasus human being well never travel with amblance onles a dead body, i dount no what to said because nigeria is full of curoption so idount no wheather he is dead or stell alive. if he setll alive than i want he to speak out in news for me veiew it weather is stell alive or not please nigerian talke note of this and makesure you luck into it, in the way that there should be no any mistake on it. if i we personally distroyed nigerian in nest 45 minute i am sure of what i said and am going to du it president is not speak out

  11. NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED TOTALLY,I THINK IS TIME WE SHOULD SEEK THE FACE OF GOD CONCERNING OUR GREAT NATION NIGERIA.GOOD LUCK TO YOU MR PRESIDENT……JONATHAN EBERE………..AM PROUD OF YOU AS A PRESIDENT,MAY GOD GRANT YOU THE WISDOM TO TAKE OUR NATION TO A GREATER LEVEL AS WE LOOK UP TO YOU FOR THIS.THANKS COLIN

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