Update: Yar’Adua returns to Nigeria secretly
Ailing President Umar Yar'Adua was flown back to Nigeria secretly at the wee hour of
today after staying out of the country for about three months for medical treatment at
King Fahd hospital in Saudi Arabia.
An ambulance was waiting at the tarmac to convey him to the presidential villa amidst tight
security. Soldiers were said to line up at the Airport road to beef up security. The state of
his health is unknown and no one is sure whether he plans to resume work.
One source said that Nigerians expect the President to attend the weekly Federal
Executive Council (FEC) meeting if he is actually fit to resume work.
'The President can not just fly into the country like that at the wee of the night after
leaving the country for about three months without a word. Nigerians deserve explanation
from him in few hours before or after the weekly FEC meeting” the source noted.
Reports said the President was flown into the country with an air ambulance and was
taken into a waiting ambulance which drove him to the Presidential Villa.
African Examiner gathered that President Yar'Adua's return is creating anxiety in the
corridors of powers at the Presidential Villa, Abuja where his cabinet is divided between
those loyal to the President and that Acting President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.
Dr. Jonathan was empowered this month by the National Assembly as Acting President
pending the time the President returns to the country, with a letter written to the
Parliament informing them of his return to work.| Article source