Governor Adams Oshiomhole Survives Road Accident

It a sad day for the entire members of the Action Congress of Nigeria and the entire people of Edo State over the road involving the Governor’s convoy and a tipper truck along Afuze-Auchi road in Edo North senatorial district of the State. The Comrade Governor had gone to receive decampees the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party into the Action Congress of Nigeria at a ceremony in Afuze, headquarters of the Owan East Local Government of the State. After the ceremony where over 4,000 PDP members decamped to the ACN, the Comrade Governor headed for Auchi enroute  Benin where the Edo South Senatorial campaign scheduled to take place at 3.

A statement Prince Kassim Afegbua , director, media and publicity , Oshiomhole Campaign Organisation revealed that on their way to Auchi Afuze, a tipper truck emerged the opposite direction and rammed into the flag vehicle of the Comrade Governor before crashing into several other vehicles in the convoy leaving three people dead and several others in critical condition. The Comrade Governor’s back-up vehicle badly affected as well as three other vehicles conveying security officers and members of the Governor’s Press Crew; the Comrade Governor’s vehicle escaped the whiskers.

Those who received several degrees of injuries are already receiving medical in various hospitals around Auchi and Irrua respectively. The Governor is also recovering fast the shock of the incident as it could have been worse if the tipper truck driver had succeeded in his dastardly mission. At first, the driver of the tipper truck attempted to escape but was quickly apprehended sympathizers.

The Governor had ordered full scale investigation to ascertain the immediate and remote cause of this unfortunate incident which had claimed the lives of three young, brilliant and very hardworking Journalists at this moment of the take-off of the Governor’s re-election campaigns.

The campaign statement said “We have every reason to foul play in this incident and we expect the Police authority to unravel the circumstances that led to this avoidable but unfortunate incident. Our suspicion is further buoyed by the fact that there have been series of threats and boastful statements from the opposition camp, expressing very crude desperation about the July 14, 2012 gubernatorial election in the State as  do or affair.

Also, The Oshiomhole Campaign Organization expressed  heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the line of duty. “May the spirit of the Almighty God continue to abide with their families and may God grant them peaceful rest in the hereafter.As a mark of honour, the flag-off earlier scheduled for the day had been put off until further notice,” the statement said.


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