Nigerian First Lady Patience Jonathan Still Sick


Despite her return to Nigeria in pomp and circumstance about
one month ago, First Lady Patience Jonathan is still sick, SaharaReporters sources say.
learned that shortly after the public relations exercise that attended her
return, she retired into a medically-induced bed rest that has her kept her
away from the public, unable to attend to official duties.
October 26th Mrs. Jonathan appeared with her husband and the Ondo State
governor, Olusegun Mimiko and his wife to cut her 55th birthday cake in the
presidential villa, since then she has disappeared from the public.

presidency source stated that Mrs. Jonathan’s doctors in Germany have also
continued to visit and watch her recovery.

Mrs. Jonathan returned from a prolonged medical trip to Germany in October she
spoke effusively about being given a second chance, but denied having been in a
sources say the publicity given her return was designed to end all forms of
speculation about her true condition because the presidency had badly
miscalculated by not revealing her actual medical status to the country.
Contrary to the plans of the presidency, SaharaReporters exposed specific
details her husband wanted to keep hidden.
her return, Mrs. Jonathan has not been able to accompany her husband on any
official trips in or outside of Nigeria, including visits to her home state of
Rivers, or that of Mr. Jonathan, Bayelsa.
addition to all this, she has not attended to her duties in Bayelsa as
Permanent Secretary, a position she seized with grand fanfare months before she
left the country on an extended trip she said was not for hospital treatment
is unclear how long Mrs. Jonathan’s bed-rest will continue as she remains
inaccessible to the public, or how her absence is impacting her official duties
in both Abuja and Bayelsa.


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