National Mirror reliably gathered that Mrs. Jonathan successfully underwent surgery for appendicitis at the German hospital. “The First Lady is in a stable state. The doctors at the hospitals have confirmed her fitness but she needed more time to rest.
“I can tell you that she is now in good state after a successful surgery,” the source closed to the Presidency said.
The source could not, however, confirm the exact date Dame Patience would arrive Nigeria. She has been away for 34 days. “It is very soon.
The date I can’t confirm,” the source said.
Competent sources close to the Presidency told National Mirror that she would have accompanied her husband to the 67th United Nations General Assembly in New York but doctors advised her to rest.
The sources said that the doctors warned of dire consequences on her health if she embarked on any long trip
It was also gathered that President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife had planned to use the trip to New York to prove critics wrong and end speculations about the health of the President’s wife.
However, since it was not possible for Dame Patience to attend the UN Assembly with her husband according to doctors’ advice, President Jonathan had made a stopover in Germany during his trip to New York for the UN General Assembly to see his ailing wife who had been out of the country for over one month.
At the 66th General Assembly of the Session last year, Jonathan was accompanied on the trip by his wife, governors and other top government officials.
The Presidency had kept mum over the health condition of the First lady and had not issued any official statement concerning the issue
However, her Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Ayo Osinlu, said that the First Lady was on vacation and had taken time to rest abroad after hosting the First Lady’s Conference in Abuja.
He also said that he could not ascertain when Dame Patience would come back from Germany as there was no fixed date for her return to the country.