A Statement From Adeniyi On Yar’Adua’s Return
San Francisco Feb 24, (THEWILL) – Ailing president Umaru Yar'Adua's spokesman, Mr. Olusegun Adeniyi earlier today issued a statement on the president's return to Nigeria.
The six paragraph statement by Olusegun did not acknowledge Dr. Jonathan Goodluck as Acting President instead it referred to him as Vice President.
"After being discharged by the team of medical experts overseeing his treatment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua returned to the Presidential Villa, Abuja early this morning. President Yar'Adua wishes to express his profound gratitude to all Nigerians for their prayers for his recovery, their exceptional generosity of spirit and their appreciation of the fact that all mortals are subject to the vagaries of ill-health.
"President Yar'Adua is grateful to the Vice President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, for competently overseeing the affairs of state in his absence.
"The President also wishes to thank the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the entire membership of the National Assembly, the Governors' Forum, the Judiciary, the Armed Forces and other security agencies, former heads of state and other eminent Nigerians for their roles in maintaining order and stability during his absence.
"President Yar'Adua wishes to re-assure all Nigerians that on account of their unceasing prayers and by the special grace of God, his health has greatly improved. However, while the President completes his recuperation, Vice President Jonathan will continue to oversee the affairs of state."