Is former Taraba Governor dead? What has happened to him? Is it one of the Danbaba Suntai plane crash consequences? Here, we have the most reliable information for you.
On Wednesday, June 28, the press reported the death of the former Taraba Governor Danbaba Danfulani Suntai. The death of the ex-governor was acknowledged by state officials one of whom was Emmanuel Bello. He is a Senior Special Assistant who deals with the Public Affairs of Darius Ishaku, the Governor of the State.
We want to share a few words about the deceased. Danbaba Suntai was a great pharmacist and politician in Nigeria. The statesman was elected as a Governor of Taraba State, Nigeria from the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in April 2007. Danbaba Suntai was re-elected on April 26, 2011, to the governor’s post for the second term.
Danbaba Suntai - plane crash
In October 2012 a misfortune happened with Mr. Suntai. He was involved in a plane crash. Danbaba Suntai flew a light-engine aircraft and which crashed near Yola Airport, in Adamawa State. The governor survived. But he needed constant therapy because of injuries he sustained, which included injury to the brain. He has been receiving treatment at the best hospitals around the world.
Firstly, he was admitted at the National Hospital in Abuja. Later Danbaba Suntai was transferred to a German clinic. After some time, the victim of the air crash was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital in the State of Maryland, US. He also underwent restorative therapy at the rehabilitation center for trauma patients of Staten Island in New York.
The governor did not resign from his position as governor. It was assumed that Danbaba Suntai, after the necessary treatment, would return to his duties in Nigeria.
The attempt of retrieval to the duties
In August of 2013, after ten months of rehabilitation, Mr. Suntai came back to Nigeria. His supporters believed that Danbaba Suntai was ready to take up his official duties. But, unfortunately, rumors, doubts, and claims about the governor’s health status led to a crisis in Taraba state. It turned out that the health problems did not allow him to deal with his official affairs successfully.
Danbaba Suntai had to leave Nigeria one more time for treatment abroad.
And now the sad news about the former Governor of Taraba State dead came from the United States. Danbaba Suntai died at the age of fifty-five. He passed away only two days before his 56th birthday. We offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends.