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Accident involving PDP and APC vehicles kills one, injures 12


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A member of the All Progressives Congress
(APC), Edo state chapter, Saturday lost his
life in a ghastly auto accident involving an
18 seater bus in which the party members
were travelling and a commercial bus
bearing campaign posters of Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Ovia
federal constituency.
According to a press statement issued by
the state publicity secretary of APC,
Comrade Godwin Erhahon, the commercial
bus which bears the campaign posters of
Ms. Omosede Igbinedion, younger sister of
Chief Lucky Igbinedion, former governor
of the state, who is also candidate of the
PDP in the coming election, allegedly
rammed into the bus conveying the APC
members from its side while overtaking it.
The APC bus was said to have
somersaulted several times, leading to the
death of the APC member whose identity is
yet to be made known, while 12 other
occupants of the bus, all members of Ovia
North-East wing of APC, sustained varying
degrees of injuries.
The accident victims were said to be
travelling to Okada town to attend an
APC campaign rally. The driver of the
commercial bus was said to have been
fatally injured in the accident which
occurred near Okada town.
Commenting on the accident, the state
chairman of APC, Barr. Anselm Ojezua,
announced the postponement of all rallies
scheduled for the three local government
areas, namely, Ovia South-West, Ovia
South-East and Egor.
As at the time of filing this report, the state
deputy governor, Dr. Pius Odubu, Barr.
Ojezua and other party leaders in the state
were said to have visited the injured party
members who are currently being treated
at an undisclosed hospital.
The statement by Comrade Erhahon
recalled that the accident is “one of the
many that have occurred on that road
since the prodigal administration of PDP
led by Chief Lucky Igbinedion abandoned
the dualization project after paying full
contact sum of N1.6 billion in 2006.
It further noted that only one of the lanes
was shodily constructed halfway, “whereas
records inherited from the PDP
government of which Pastor Osagie Ize-
Iyamu was secretary claim that the road
has been fully dualized as at May 2007
when they left office.

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