Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State has undergone surgery at the Cedarcrest Hospital, Abuja, for the broken thigh he suffered during the accident involving his car on Friday.
His Aide-de-camp, Mohammed Idris, who died in the accident, was buried in his home town, Zaria, Kaduna State on Saturday.
The Medical Director of CedarCrest Hospital, Dr. Felix Ogedengbe, who addressed a news conference in Abuja on Saturday, said the governor was brought to the hospital at 8pm on Friday without any life-threatening injuries.
According to him, Wada was taken to the theatre after his injuries had been ascertained. He said,
“When the governor was brought in at 8pm, we were told he was involved in a car accident. We checked him and explained the nature of his injuries to him. We also told him about our ability to manage his injuries. He had a broken thigh and he was taken to the theatre. The governor has since stabilised and he had a nice night. He said he does not want to be taken abroad for treatment because he has confidence in our capacity to manage him. There is no immediate need to fly him abroad.”
The doctor could however, not give the possible date when the patient would be discharged, saying Wada needed time to recuperate. The doctor also said He said the governor’s driver is alive and in stable condition.