4 Aug 2014

After months away, American Samoa Governor home

8:11 am on 4 August 2014

American Samoa's Governor Lolo Letalu Moliga has returned to the territory after months of absence.

The governor left in February for a meeting in Washington D.C. but fell ill and was admitted to hospital.

The government hasn't given any information on his illness but our correspondent says it's understood he had a heart procedure while in hospital in D.C.

He later travelled to Honolulu where he was also admitted to hospital and had been there since undergoing treatment as an out-patient.

His return comes as the Senate is drafting a resolution questioning the governor's extended absence .