Nigeria State House Confirms President Jonathan Had Acute Abdominal Pain
President Goodluck Jonathan will return to Nigeria on Sunday and be at work the following day, presidential spokesman Reuben Abati has said.
In a second statement on Saturday, Mr. Abati for the first time indicated that the president was examined and treated for “severe abdominal pains,” but that doctors have now certified him fully fit to return home and continue his official duties.
The latest revelation is consistent with SaharaReporters exclusive reporting about the President’s state of health
“After a thorough evaluation of the President's symptoms, medically referred to as acute abdomen, the doctors concluded that no surgical intervention was required.”
It was not clear what was the spokesman identified as “acute abdomen,” but SaharaReporters has learned that Mr. Jonathan was treated at King Edward VII's Hospital Sister Agnes in Westminster, London.
In an earlier press statement, President Jonathan threatened SaharaReporters for reporting that his health crisis was preceded by a heavy birthday celebration in his honour at his hotel.