Sep 5, 2012, 9:49 AM
Yesterday was all joy for Nigerians as they were greeted with news of President Umaru Yar'Adua's return home after three months medical treatment in
It was overshadowed by considerable jostling for power behind the scene, as politicians look ahead to elections due by April next year. The country's political elite has been consumed by a power struggle between Yar'Adua loyalists, who wished to keep him in power, and those who argued he was too ill to govern.
The 58-year-old's surprise return from
Whether or not Yar'Adua is too ill to govern
"President Yar'Adua wishes to reassure all Nigerians that on account of their unceasing prayers and by the special grace of God, his health has greatly improved," the President's spokesman, Olusegun Adeniyi, said in a statement.
"However, while the President completes his recuperation, Vice-President Jonathan will continue to oversee the affairs of state," it added.
This is good for Yar'Adua as he needs more time to recover fully to be able to return back to his seat and steer the affairs of the country.
We hope that Yar'Adua's return to the country will mark a turning point towards solving the seemingly growing power struggle, and safe ordinary citizens of the country from instability.
We also hope and pray that President Yar'Adua recovers as soon as possible, so as to be able to fulfil the demands of his office. This is our wish for him and for all Nigerians.
"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom and with all thy getting get understanding."
(King James version)