Contrary to reports that Nigeria’s First Lady, Patience Jonathan, has been discharged from her hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany and checked into a hotel, SaharaReporters have learnt from medical sources in the city that she was there until at least 6p.m. local time.
I’ve also learnt that the presidency instructed the hospital to discharge her so that she can continue her treatment in Abuja; a measure that will forestall further embarrassment to her husband, President Goodluck Jonathan.
Most blogs, news sites and local newspapers reported yesterday that Mrs. Jonathan had been discharged from the hospital and checked into a hotel, I had refused to include the hotel bit in my story because the name of the hotel was never sited.
The truth is, I’m running out of patience (every pun intended) with this story on our first lady’s health. The stories are so conflicting that it makes those of us who report it look like complete idiots.
So I’ve decided to update this story ONLY when I receive news about it which makes any sense. Until then, I pray for God to heal our First Lady completely and bring her safely home.