The Edo state governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has condoled with former governor of the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Osagie Ize-Iyamu, over a road accident involving a backup security vehicle and top chieftains of the APC in the party’s campaign entourage.
In a statement, the governor commiserated with the families of the victims of the crash and prayed that God grants them the fortitude to bear the loss of their loved ones.
“While we pray for strength for the families of the deceased persons, we also pray for the quick recovery of those who were injured and are receiving treatment,” the governor said in a statement.
APC campaign council spokesman, John Mayaki, said in a statement that a trailer ran into the travelling campaign entourage of top chieftains of the party, including the party’s former national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, before Oluku junction, in Benin city, the Edo state capital.
He said the party has also cancelled the scheduled event to honour those who died in the fatal road accident.
Meanwhile, ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo state, the Peoples Democratic Party’s ward-to-ward campaign in the 192 electoral wards across the 18 local government areas of the state has continued to yield its desired result, a recent report has revealed.
The party had painstakingly visited all the 64 wards in the northern senatorial district of the state before commencing the same exercise in the central senatorial district canvassing votes for Governor Obaseki.