There was anxiety on Thursday over the state of health of President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf, who was involved in a power bike accident in Abuja on Tuesday night.
Yusuf, who sustained a head injury and had one of his limbs broken, was said to have undergone a successful surgery at the Ceda Crest Hospital, Abuja.7
It was gathered that he was involved in a power bike race with a friend in the Gwarinpa area of Abuja when he was involved in the crash.
The presidential spokesman, Garuba Shehu, had, in a statement on Wednesday, said, “Yusuf Buhari had a bike accident last night around Gwarimpa in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
“He broke a limb and had an injury to the head as a result. He has undergone surgery at a clinic in Abuja. He is in a stable condition.”
On Thursday, besides his father and mother, Aisha, prominent politicians thronged the hospital to visit Yusuf. Sources said Yusuf had not regained full consciousness.
While prominent politicians were visiting Yusuf at the hospital, his father’s aides and clerics were conducting a prayer session for him at a mosque in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“I don’t think he (Yusuf) can be discharged so quickly. It is a head condition. More guests have been arriving at the hospital. I took a lift with the Oyo State and Ogun State governors at the time they came to check on the President’s son.
“There were other dignitaries who came but could not be easily identified because of the heavy security personnel around them,” he added.