Gov Wada discharged from hospital
By Victoria Ojeme
ABUJA — Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State who was injured in an auto crash last week that claimed the life of his ADC was, Monday, discharged from the Cedarcrest Hospital, Abuja where he has been receiving treatment for a broken thigh.
Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Felix Ogedengbe, certified Wada fit to be discharged and to allow him recuperate fully at home.
Vanguard had reported, weekend, of plans to discharge the governor any moment.
Dr Ogedengbe noted that though the governor had been discharged, the fracture would still require at least six months to heal.
Wada left the hospital around 9 a.m. yesterday in the company of his aides, amidst tight security.
The governor while in hospital was visited by many high profile Nigerians, including President Goodluck Jonathan.
The governor was brought to the hospital at about 8 p.m on Friday night after being stabilized at the Specialist Hospital, Kogi where he was taken to immediately after the accident.
Ogedengbe had dismissed reports at a press briefing on Saturday at the hospital that the governor was to be flown abroad, saying: “The governor has since stabilized and he had a nice night. He would not be taken abroad for treatment because he has confidence in our capacity to manage him. There is no immediate need to fly him abroad.”
Last Friday, Wada’s SUV while returning from a function at Anyingba on his way to Lokoja, had a burst tyre while his car somersaulted severally before plunging into an uncompleted building at Elete Emi Woro between Prime Polytechnic and Salem University in Ajaokuta-Lokoja Government Area of the state.
While the governor sustained thigh injury, his ADC died on the spot.
Apart from the governor, the driver of the ill-fated auto crash is alive and responding to treatment.