Ailing Taraba State Governor, Danbaba Danfulani Suntai, would on Sunday celebrate his 52nd birthday in the Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Centre and Home, New York, United States where he is recuperating.
Following his tremendous recovery, Suntai had wanted to come back earlier to celebrate the milestone in his home state, but the doctors advised he should wait until he gets “complete recovery,” it was learnt.
He has been receiving physiotherapy/treatment in the U.S upon leaving the German hospital in Hannover in March.
Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam, who visited Suntai in New York and returned at the weekend, said Suntai received him well, and spoke on phone with President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo.
Taraba Acting Governor, Alhaji Garba Umar, said the hand of God is sheltering his boss.
“We have seen the hand of God at work in your life”, Suntai’s deputy, now Acting Governor Alhaji Umar said in his goodwill message on his boss’ 52nd birthday on Sunday.
Umar, 67, said: “on this day, we once again have the opportunity to celebrate the grace, love, blessings, mercy, and kindness of Almighty God upon our leader, mentor, friend, brother and boss, His Excellency Danbaba Danfulani Suntai, CON, as he clocks 52 years.
“Though you are marking the event in far away United States of America, where you are recovering from the injuries you sustained in the air mishap of October 25 last year, we join you in appreciating God for what He is doing in your life.
“We do so with an abiding faith in the Creator, that He would bless you (Suntai) with many more years of active and meritorious service to our state, the nation and humanity. We wish you a happy birthday anniversary and many returns.”
Senator representing Taraba ,South Hon. Emmanuel Bwacha, who also visited Suntai in New York and returned at the weekend, told The Nation that the governor’s 52nd birthday celebration both at home and abroad would be more of thanks giving and praises to the Lord.
Bwacha said: “This is his biggest testimony for the governor. His state (Taraba) and the country are joining him to thank God for his merciful wonders in his life.”
“2007, 2012 and 2013 are seen as Suntai’s “most miraculous years.”