German doctors hands off Yar'Adua ------Pastor TB Joshua steps in
A thick cloud of uncertainty may have enveloped the health status of Nigerian President, Mr. Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, as his German medical consultants have, allegedly, “thrown in the towel because the man is already over wired as a result of past surgeries”.
Yesterday, the President did not perform any state function as expected according to Aso Rock insiders. Rather, Vice President Goodluck Jonathan who has been receiving unprecedented cooperation from Yar'Adua's aides presided over state matters. No official reason was given for Yar'Adua's absence.
This is coming on the heels of reports that President Yar'Adua, “again slumped into coma” at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, penultimate Saturday before resuming from his two weeks break.
Yar'Adua, who is said to have “ingenious ideas” on how to lead Africa's most populous nation, has his poor health standing between him and his vision of “social and political re-engineering.
The Nigerian leader is said to be living almost exclusively on a diet of pigeons allegedly prescribed by his band of marabouts as possible cure for his many ailments which includes Churg Straus Syndrome, an alleged lung cancer and kidney related disease.
He was said to have been removed and flown to Lagos. He was said to have been revived at Pastor T.B. Joshua's Synagogue church in Lagos. But sources close to Pastor Joshua denied that President Yar'Adua was ever brought to the miracle center.
The synagogue source said “yes Pastor Joshua was not here last weekend, neither was Yar'Adua brought here. They may have met elsewhere I wouldn't know, what your asking me is new to me.”
An Aso Rock source confirmed that indeed Pastor TB Joshua has been consulted while all other marabouts have been relegated to the background at least for now.
While every needed “state of the art equipment have been flown in to Nigeria, we gathered that it is not likely that the German doctors would want to continue with further treatment.
The usual impeccable source said that “some American experts may have taken over the treatment of the president.”
When Yar'Adua returned to the presidential villa at the beginning of the week, there was no reporter or photo journalist from independent media companies on hand, rather his official photographers were hurriedly called in, the president still looking gaunt and frail was propped up for a photo-up which was circulated to demonstrate that he remained in good health and always good to call the shot.