|Governor Idris Wada|
Contrary to insinuations, Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State may not be flown abroad for the treatment of the injuries he sustained in the accident involving his convoy on Friday [Dec. 28].
Doctors at the hospital where the governor was receiving treatment hinted, yesterday [Dec. 29], that Wada rejected the option of flying him abroad for further treatment after undergoing what was described as inter-locking nail surgery on his broken thigh in the crash.
The surgery, which lasted two hours, was said to have been successful.
Spokesman for the governor, Mr Jacob Edi, echoed the doctors’ position when he said his principal was stable. Edi told Sunday Vanguard:
“I saw His Excellency after the unfortunate accident. He has been stabilised since last night (Friday). I spoke with him and he shook my hands. It was after he stabilised that he was flown to Abuja”.
The governor was said to have suffered a broken thigh among other injuries when his vehicle ran into a ditch after a burst tyre on Friday afternoon at Emi Woro village, about 12 kilometers to Lokoja, the state capital.
His ADC died while his driver reportedly escaped unhurt.
|The wrecked car after the accident.|
Vice President Namadi Sambo; Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State; and a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairman, Alhaji Ahmadu Ali; were among those who visited the Abuja hospital to see the injured Wada yesterday.
The Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Felix Ogodengbe, who spoke for the doctors handling the governor’s treatment, confirmed, yesterday, that Wada suffered a broken thigh among other injuries.
Ogedengbe said the governor ruled out the option of being flown abroad for further treatment of his injuries after a two-hour operation on the thigh on Friday night.
The medical director could, however, not state the possible date when the patient would be discharged, saying Wada needed time to recuperate. He said, “The governor is quite happy to take treatment here; the treatment is on-going. He needs some days in the hospital and I can’t give a date of discharge now”.
Findings at the hospital indicated that the surgical procedure performed on Wada would enable him regain the full use of the affected thigh with interlocking nails.